JUST IN: One Dead As Fire Razes Spare Parts Market At Olodi Apapa Area Of Lagos + Photos √√ The Scoper Media

    One person has been confirmed dead while several wares worth millions of Naira were lost to the inferno that razed at the popular Akere auto spare parts market, in Olodi-papa, Ajegunle, Lagos today, Wednesday, 8 March 2023

The fire incident occurred at the popular Akere Spare Parts Market in the Olodi Apapa area of the state and was said to have started around 3:00 a.m.

Though it could not be ascertained the cause of the fire, the fire destroyed many shops in the market where various spare parts are sold.

   It revealed that at about 03:28 Wednesday wee hours, a Fire outbreak was alerted to Akere Spare Parts Market, Kirikiri Road, Akere Bus Stop, Olodi-Apapa, Ajegunle, Lagos that saw the Ajegunle Fire Station of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service as first respondent.

Upon arrival, it was discovered that rows of shops that traded in auto spare parts was well alight that led to Sari-Iganmu and Ilupeju Fire Crews of the Agency joining up to subdued the raging Fire and salvage a nearby major market Petroleum Filling Station with a fully loaded 33,000 liters PMS tanker amongst other adjoining buildings.

However, a male adult was recovered by the Tolu Police Division of the Nigerian Police around the scene while the Lagos Neighborhood and Safety Corps and the Red Cross were also in attendance.

The cause of the Fire will required  details investigation to ascertained as well as post incident enumeration to account for the number of lockup shops and wares lost.


According to a video clip on the Twitter handle of the LagosTrafficReports, an online platform that reports traffic situation in Lagos State, the entire market was razed. While some of the traders were seen pouring water on the fire, others tried to pick what they could from the shops.

The entire market was filled with smoke on Wednesday morning while there were reports that firefighters were not around hours after the inferno started.


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