The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) received a distress call at about 12.45am yesterday regarding a fire incident at a story building Shopping Complex opposite Presbyterian Church, Yaba. This prompted immediate activation of the Agency's Emergency Response Team to the scene, along with the Lagos State Fire Service and officers from Sabo and Adekunle Police Stations.
A total number of 117 shops were saved. The General Manager LASEMA, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu noted that the fire outbreak was exacerbated by the highly inflammable materials such as wears stored in the shops. Also Air conditioners and Generators with fuel in the market caused occasional explosions as the fire raged the shops.