Two multi-storey buildings were gutted by fire at different locations in Lagos Island today, destroying goods and property worth millions of naira in the ever busy commercial city centre.
A six-storey building situated at Oluwole Market, adjacent to Mandillas Building, and another three-storey building located at Dosunmu Street, both in Lagos Island, were burnt.
While the fire at the three-storey building on Dosunmu street was successfully put off, fire servicemen were still battling to extinguish the fire raging at the six-storey building at Martins Street as at 7:40p.m.
The combined team of servicemen from Lagos Fire Service, Federal Fire Service, Julius Berger, UBA and Union Bank were at the scene battling to extinguish the fire.
The Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi, said at the scene that emergency officials were able to localise the fire and stopped it from spreading to other buildings.