The fire outbreak is currently ravaging part of popular Balogun market in Lagos. The fire started from Anambra Plaza on Martins streets the market.
The inferno, according to eyewitnesses, has spread to about five structures and firefighters are currently battling it.
Traders are in a serious panic as they salvage their goods from the windows of the high-rise buildings and scamper to safety.
Some witnesses shared videos on social media, showing fire billowing from buildings in the crowded market.
Ibrahim Farinloye spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA in South West confirmed to our Correspondent on phone that fire fighters are responding adequately