The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, has said news of a fire incident at Balogun Market on Monday was false.
This was after its attention was drawn to various messages circulating across social media alleging the above incident was ongoing.
It said, “First responders have combed the above mentioned area and found no evidence of any fire outbreak presently.
Furthermore, the Agency can confirm that the pictures being circulated are of a previous incident.
“We urge the good people of Lagos State to desist from sharing unverified information as this is a waste of resources and a diversion of effort and rescue personnel from genuine emergencies.”