Flash: Fire engulfs popular Lagos market, office complex

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Separate fires on Tuesday morning engulfed s section of the popular Balogun Market and a multi-storey building at Martins Street on Lagos Island.

The cause of the fires was not known at press-time but witnesses said it had spread through various shops in the section for baby items and adjoining buildings in the usually busy commercial district.

Videos on social media showed the extent of the damage.

Fire fighters appeared hours after the fires broke out.