A FIRE outbreak gutted the Okobaba Plank Market, near Third Mainland Bridge in Ebute Metta area of Lagos Mainland Local Government Area, today.
The inferno destroying goods and property worth millions of naira with the situation leading to commotion in the area as miscreants took advantage to loot wares.
Men of Lagos State Fire Service and other rescue team were seen struggling to put out the fire and prevent it from extending to nearby structures.
Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the incident.
“As of 2 pm, Oke-Osanyintolu said the agency’s fire unit and Lagos Fire and Federal Fire Services were already curtailing the fire. The agency has made a request for security cover as hoodlums and miscreants are hampering the efforts of the joint responders,” he said.