November 30, 2023

NEMA gives update on fire incident at Ladipo Pako Market

The Federal and Lagos State Fire Service, alongside the LASEMA Fire Department, have announced that the blazing inferno which started overnight at the popular Ladipo Pako Market located on Iganmu Road, Orile, Lagos, has been successfully quenched.

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, disclosed this in a tweet via its official X account on Wednesday, while giving the latest updates on the blaze.

Recall that goods and property worth millions of Naira were lost after the popular Ladipo Plank Market was caught in a midnight inferno.

However, no lives were lost in the incident, “Fire Incident At Ladipo Pako Market Successfully Contained,” NEMA tweeted.

“Federal and Lagos State Fire Service with LASEMA Fire Service Wing have successfully extinguished a severe overnight fire at the renowned Ladipo Pako Market located on Iganmu Road, Orile, Lagos.

“The Ladipo Pako Market, known for its sawmill and trading in building materials, became engulfed in flames due to the presence of highly combustible materials, including inflammatory wood polish, exacerbated by the dry weather conditions. Despite these challenges, the skilled firefighters efficiently managed to bring the situation under control.

“The exact cause of the fire remains undetermined and will be revealed following the completion of the mop-up operation, which is currently in the damping down stage. No casualties recorded.”


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