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Gridlock: Fire Razes Shops Under Apongbon Bridge

The fire which was reported at 03:14 Wednesday wee hours to under the Eko bridge at Apongbon, where various stocks in trade are plied was

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Many shops have been destroyed in a fire outbreak at Apongbon market on Lagos Island. The fire, which broke out on Wednesday morning, has caused a gridlock on the Eko Bridge.

The cause of the inferno is yet to be determined as of the time of filing this report. However, the federal and Lagos fire services are at the scene of the incident, trying to put out the fire.

Traffic from Eko bridge has been re-routed to Ebute-Ero to link inner marina. Men of fire service and other security agencies are still on the ground. Therefore, CMS bridge and Eko bridge inward/outward Apongbon is close to traffic at the moment, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency tweeted.

In a tweet via its Twitter handle, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) announced that the fire outbreak has resulted in the slow movement of motorists and advised that they use alternative routes.

It tweeted: There’s currently fire incidence underneath Eko Bridge which has resulted to slow movement of motorists.

Motorists who are yet to connect Eko Bridge are advised to use alternative routes such as Third-Mainland Bridge and Carter Bridge. Emergency Responding Agencies like Fire Service, LASEMA, LASTMA are all on ground.

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The fire which was reported at 03:14 Wednesday wee hours to under the Eko bridge at Apongbon, where various stocks in trade are plied was met well alight by the first set of the crew of the agency on arrival.

The nature of the fire is disastrous as all Emergency responders are on top of the situation.There has been no reported case of injury or death while Fire fighting operations are still ongoing. Update to follow.

You we recay that this is coming less than two weeks after a three-storey building in the Mushin area of Lagos State was gutted by fire following the explosion of a tanker discharging Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) at a nearby petrol station.

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