Balogun market in Lagos on fire

Eyewitnesses were calling for firefighters to put out the inferno. [@KennedyEssah/Twitter]

A section of Balogun market in Lagos, has reportedly been gutted by fire.

The market caught fire in the early hours of Tuesday, November 5 , 2019, after traders resumed for the business of the day.

As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the fire incident cannot be ascertained. Pulse has dashed to the scene of the site for details.

"Thick black smoke and flames are shooting up from five-story buildings surrounding the market as firetrucks attempt to get access to the fire. Residents were throwing what belongings they could from the buildings and some people on the rooftops were using small buckets of water to try to stop the fire.

"The fire started in the morning and became a major blaze by midday. Officials have not yet said if any people were injured in the fire or commented on the cause of the blaze," an AP report states.

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