Abule-Egba Plank Market on fire on Sunday
Multi-million Naira Goods Razed As High Tension Cable Falls In Lagos
Yinka Olajoyetan, Lagos 
The Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) has blamed the fire outbreak that gutted the Oluwa Ose Planks and Building Materials  Market in Awori Bus-stop, Abule-Egba on Sunday to a disconnection of a high tension cable that cut and dropped on dry plywoods, which ignited immediately.
Fire fighters battling fire outbreak at the Abule-Egba Plank Market on Sunday
In a statement signed on Sunday by the Permanent Secretary of LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, no lives were lost even though several shops, whose number can not yet be ascertained as at the time of filing in this this report, were affected, with goods worth millions of Naira lost to the incident.
The raging fire at Abule-Egba Plank Market on Sunday
“At 1620hrs, the Agency received distress calls via it’s Toll Free Emergency numbers 767/112, and activated the Lagos State Emergency Response Plans.
“The Igando zone responded accordingly with the LRU Fire Unit responding from the Agency’s Hub at Cappa Base.
“On arrival of the response teams, it was discovered that the sawmill, plank and building material market at the aforementioned address was being gutted by fire.
“Investigations revealed that the fire was reportedly caused by a high tension cable that cut and dropped on dry plywoods, which were said to have been ignited immediately, erupting into an inferno that spread to the entire market area.
“The PHCN was reportedly contacted and the public electricity power supply to the entire area was immediately disconnected from the national grid, while the LRT, LASEMA Fire Unit and the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services are aggressively combating the fire to curtail it from spreading to buildings around the market area.
“No lives lost although several shops, whose number cannot yet be ascertained as at the time of writing this report were affected, with goods worth millions of Naira lost to the incident.
“The inferno is gradually being curtailed and brought under control. Operation is still ongoing,” the LASEMA statement read
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