Midnight Fire Engulfs Ladipo Plank Market in Lagos

Midnight Fire Engulfs Ladipo Plank Market in Lagos

In a devastating turn of events, the bustling Ladipo Plank Market in Amukoko, located on Iganmu Road, Orile, Lagos State.

Fell victim to a raging fire that broke out around 12:30am. The inferno quickly consumed the main market, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Eyewitnesses on the scene reported the harrowing incident, recounting the initial moments when the flames took hold.


The cause of the fire remains unknown, shrouded in mystery and leaving authorities to piece together the puzzle.


The blaze, which raged on into the early hours of the morning, wreaked havoc on the market, resulting in the loss of goods and property estimated to be worth millions of naira.


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The Ladipo Plank Market, known for its vibrant trade and bustling activity, now stands charred and smoldering.


Despite the devastation, there is a glimmer of relief in the fact that no lives were reported lost in the wake of the fire.


The swift response of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) and other firefighting agencies helped prevent a potential tragedy.


Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, the Permanent Secretary of LASEMA, provided an update on the situation.


Confirming that while the extent of the damage is yet to be fully assessed, the primary focus remains on ensuring the safety and well-being of all involved.


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Efforts to contain the fire and assess the full scope of the damage continue, with both the Lagos State fire service.


And the Federal fire service working tirelessly in their rescue and firefighting operations. As the sun rises over the scorched remnants of the Ladipo Plank Market.


The resilience of the community shines through. The path to recovery may be long, but the spirit of unity and determination will undoubtedly guide the way forward.



In the face of this tragedy, the people of Lagos come together, offering support and solidarity to those affected by the devastating fire.


As investigations into the cause of the incident continue, the hope for rebuilding and restoration burns just as brightly as the flames that once consumed this vibrant market.


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