Fire has gutted some shops at the popular Balogun Market on Lagos Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

OnyxNews Nigeria report that Shops in a three-storey building in Balogun Market were razed by the inferno before emergency management agencies put out the fire.

Confusion sets in immediately the fire broke out on Friday afternoon as traders scamper to safety.

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A huge crowd were seen on the ground floor of the building as fire fighters arrived immediately to take control of the inferno.

The fire was quickly put out as the fire fighters prevented it from spreading to other shops around.

Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu newsmen that on arrival at the scene it was discovered that a double shop on the second floor of a three-storey building was burnt by fire.

“The fire was contained and has been successfully put out by the agency’s LRT, LASG fire , CBD and Federal Fire Service.

“There were no injuries or casualties. Damping down has been concluded,” Osanyintolu said.

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