The Main Causes Of Fire Outbreak at Amu Market in Mushin Lagos. The causes of Amu market fire outbreak that destroyed millions of properties and goods in the market, is a result of phone explosion.
According to an eyewitness, the fire started from one of the several lines of shops within the market in the early hours of the day.
The actual cause of the inferno, which the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) currently battling with, could not be ascertained at press time, as there was no power supply within the market.
The eyewitness said that the fire started around 12:27 am from a spot in the market and spread to other buildings and other shops before LASEMA team came to the market.
He said: “As at the time the fire started, that was no power supply. So it is difficult to say what actually caused the fire outbreak. Almost 90 per cent of the building materials have been destroyed but no life was lost.”
According to the reports from the scene early in the morning of Saturday, the LASEMA team was on hand to put out the fire, while other unaffected marketers were trying to evacuate their goods for safety.
As at the time of filing this report, all efforts to speak to market leaders proved abortive, as there was confusion within the market.