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Just in: LASEMA activates response team to Balogun market over fire outbreak



In a statement sent to journalists by its spokesman, Nosa Okunbor, LASEMA said it has fully activated all first responders to the 6 storey building at 43 Martin street and the 3 storey commercial building of lock-up shops that was found engulfed in fire.

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According to the statement, the LASEMA team and other responders despite all difficulties, are on top of the situation.

The statement noted that the fire which has affected almost every section of both buildings, is at risk of spreading to other buildings next to them, due to proximity and closeness to each other.

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Okunbor stated that area presented peculiar difficulties to responders to access the source of the fire in order to effectively put it out on time.

“The DG/CEO LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu is mustering and marshalling all necessary equipment and manpower in battling the raging fire,” the statement noted.

“There are no casualties, no fatalities and no injuries. Also, there’s been nobody trapped in any of the commercial buildings.

“Recovery operations still ongoing with the Skylight Fighter Truck fully activated and deployed to aid swift recovery, as dampening commences,” the statement concluded.

The incident is coming weeks after some parts of the popular Ochanja market in Onistsha, Anambra state was engulfed in fire.