Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed on Tuesday, after an inferno engulfed several buildings and Oko Oba plank market in Ebute Metta, Lagos.
It was gathered that no life was lost in the incident.
The Oko Oba market is a timber market on the Lagos lagoon close to the Third Mainland Bridge.
The fire which was said to have started towards evening, threatened to spread into nearby Makoko, a community of stilt houses by the banks of the Lagos Lagoon.
The Lagos state National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Spokesperson, Ibrahim Farinloye, assured reporters that the incident was contained by the fire service.
He said, “The fire service have put it out. It is hard to tell the extent of the damage and the number of houses burnt. The place is a shanty and nobody can tell how many houses are there.”