Property worth millions of Naira was lost yesterday when about 120 shops burnt down in Daleko market, Mushin Local Government Area.
The fire according to Vanguard, was caused by a power surge from the electric cables in the vegetable oil section of the market which started at about 1:50 a.m, after traders had closed for the day.
About one and half hours later, the fire was put out by the Lagos State fire service.
Rasaq Fadipe, Director of the State Fire Service said, “We would have been able to put out the fire few minutes after our arrival and more property would have been saved. But the fire was fueled by the vegetable oil products stocked in the shops”.