Sometime before 11am today, fire razed down the popular Pako market, in the Oke afa area of Jakande, Isolo, Lagos.
Pandemonium broke as traders, motorists and passersby ran for their lives as the fire went out of control. An eyewitness said the fire was quite serious, engulfing the entire section where planks, corrugated iron roofing sheets, security doors and other building materials were sold. The goods destroyed are estimated at 100million Naira.
The fire had extended to De Palatables Event Center when fire fighters arrived with two fire trucks to rescue the situation.
LASTMA officials were also on ground to control the flow of traffic, cordoning motorists to the opposite lane.
Thankfully it also started to rain with just enough torrent from God to quench the fire. No life was lost, only the market and the goods in it were affected.