The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu has said that eight shops were razed in Apongbon market on Sunday.
An24.net earlier reported a fire outbreak in the market.
Oke-Osanyintolu said the LASEMA Response Team arrived the ecene at 10:35am and discovered that thr fire emanated from one of the containerized stores in the market.
He said the cause of the fire that started at about 10am could not be ascertained.
“Efforts by the Lagos State Fire Service and LASEMA Response Team to combat the inferno were successful.
“The fire has been put out and Lagos residents are urged to remain calm,’’ Oke-Osanyintolu said.