A fire outbreak in the early hours of Wednesday razes down 13 shops located at Agbara Market, along Lagos-Badagry Expressway. The 13 shops were all situated in a single line directly opposite the expressway.
The early morning inferno which began about 4:35 a.m from one of the container shops started from one of the shops opposite the expressway.
Few shop owners were able to retrieve their wares before the fire got out of hand.
One of the shop owners, Mrs. Funmi Olabode said she was contacted on phone by a neighbor and was able to evacuate all her goods before the fire razed her shop.
Another shop owner, David Buka also shared how he rescued his goods before it got worse.
He said: “I don’t even know what to say; I live nearby, and I woke up early because today is supposed to be our market day, only for me to meet this situation.”
Also, is Mr. Kazeem Sowemimo, a worker at a Keke Park located in the market aided in the rescue of some goods.
He said: “As I come out, I saw fire and saw as everybody was running up and down, so I just began to help out.”
Some shop owners who arrived the market later were seen opening their shops and hurriedly carting away their goods before the fire extends to their shops.
There were, however, cries and lamentations by some others, whose shops and goods were razed by the fire.
The team from the Fire Service in Agbara, arrived the Market at about 5.57am and began fire fighting