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Mushin Mattress Market Inferno: Properties lost. [Photos]

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Tragedy struck in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State when fire razed a foam market in the community.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed the incident to journalists.

In a statement issued by the Director-General of the agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu the outbreak occurred around 1 pm at 16, Ladipo Street in Mushin.

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Oke-Osanyintolu explained that first responders including LASEMA operatives have been deployed in the scene to prevent the fire from escalating to adjoining buildings.

Although the statement did not state whether there was any loss of human life following the fire outbreak, Noble Reporters Media learnt properties were lost.

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Preliminary report on fire outbreak at 16, Ladipo Street, Mushin

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The agency received distress calls to the 767/112 and responded to a report on the above. Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a mattress shop was the initial source of the fire.

The flames subsequently escalated to other closely adjoining shops and the joint responders led by the Agency DG/CEO, Nigeria Police, LASG fire, LRU fire, LNSC worked together to curtail the inferno from escalating to more adjoining buildings.

There have been severe operational challenges due to huge crowds who have failed to comply with authorities and maintain appropriate distance for responders to work freely.

The closely located buildings have proven to be a challenge for curtailing the spread of the fire. The spread has been stopped and the operation is ongoing to fully extinguish the flames and determine the root cause.


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Mushin market: Fire Outbreak, Properties destroyed


Properties worth billions of naira were on Saturday destroyed in a fire outbreak which gutted the building materials sections of Amu market in Mushin, Lagos State.

According to an eyewitness, the fire started from one of the several lines of shops within the market in the early hours of the day.


The actual cause of the inferno, which the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) currently battling with, could not be ascertained at press time, as there was no power supply within the market.

Fire guts Amu market in Mushin, goods worth billions destroyed


LASEMA confronts Mushin timber market fire in Lagos
The eyewitness said that the fire started around 12:27 am from a spot in the market and spread to other buildings and other shops before LASEMA team came to the market.

He said: “As at the time the fire started, that was no power supply. So it is difficult to say what actually caused the fire outbreak. Almost 90 per cent of the building materials have been destroyed but no life was lost.”

When Daily Sun visited the scene early in the morning of Saturday, the LASEMA team was on hand to put out the fire, while other unaffected marketers were trying to evacuate their goods for safety.

As at the time of filing this report, all efforts to speak to market leaders proved abortive, as there was confusion within the market.


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Oba Odi-Olowo Of Mushin Has Died At 80 To Meet With His Ancestors.

Oba Odi-Olowo of Mushin, Lagos, His Majesty, Oba Abdul Fatai Irawo, has joined his ancestors.

Oba Fatai Irawo, who until his demise, was a founding member of the 50 year old top Lagos flight “High Society Club of Nigeria” and later its Patron died today, Thursday, November 28th in Lagos at the age of 80.

His demise was made public by the Secretary General of the Club, Alhaji Mustapha Tahiru. Alhaji Tahiru who confirmed that Oba of Odi-Olowo, Mushin, would be buried tomorrow Friday, 29 November, 2019 at his Palace, 49, Sokunbi Street, Post Office, Mushin at 4pm according to Islamic rites.

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