Goods worth millions of naira have been destroyed in a fire incident that razed several shops under the Apongbon section of the Eko Bridge in Lagos State.
Apongbon Bridge On Fire
It was gathered that the fire incident happened around 7am, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, causing gridlock which crippled commercial activities around the Lagos Island area of the state.
Though the cause of the fire outbreak could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report, the federal and Lagos fire services are at the scene trying to put out the fire.
Taking to its Twitter page, the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency urged Motorists to ply alternative route due to the fire which gutted some vehicles under the Eko Bridge.
The tweet reads, “Traffic from Eko bridge has been re-routed to Ebute-Ero to link inner marina. Men of fire service and other security agencies are still on the ground. Therefore, CMS bridge and Eko bridge inward/outward Apongbon is close to traffic at the moment.”
Confirming the tragic incident, the Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Adeseye Margaret, described the nature of the fire as “disastrous”.
Margaret said, “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently battling go an inferno at Eko bridge Apongbon, Lagos island.
“The fire which was reported at 03:14 Wednesday wee hours to under the Eko bridge at Apongbon, where various stocks in trade are plied was met well alight by the first set of the crew of the agency on arrival.
“The intensity of the fire has badly affected the Eko bridge truncating movement along that corridor. The nature of the fire is disastrous as all Emergency responders are on top of the situation.
“There has been no reported case of injury or death while Fire fighting operations are still ongoing. Update to follow.”
Watch the video below:
Early morning fire outbreak at Apongbon underbridge.
Traffic from Eko bridge has been diverted to Ebutte-Ero to link inner Marina. CMS bridge & Eko bridge inward & outward Apongbon is close to traffic at the moment.
Look around, get Fearless Energy Drink to brace up.. Be safe! pic.twitter.com/MRA32UqzVZ
— Gbemi Dennis™ (@GbemiDennis) March 23, 2022
Just In: Fire breaks out at under Eko bridge in Apongbon, Lagos pic.twitter.com/2Vd7JVFBxj
— Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) March 23, 2022
Apongbon under bridge is on fire….
My source says it started as early as 4am…
Pls if coming from that axis take care and if possible find an alternative route..
Stay safe people pic.twitter.com/0TXE9SsG4o
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) March 23, 2022
Fire Incident At Apongbon, Lagos Island
There's a fire incident underneath the bridge at Apongbon, Lagos Island.
According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency,
traffic from Eko Bridge has been re-routed to Ebute-Ero to link the inner marina. pic.twitter.com/r3RPqNxBH1
— Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) March 23, 2022
VIDEO: Firefighters battling to quench fire in Apongbon, Lagos pic.twitter.com/kzqGu7D2zq
— The Nation Nigeria (@TheNationNews) March 23, 2022
KanyiDaily had also reported how the building housing the Federal Ministry of Finance headquarters in Abuja, was razed by fire in the early hours of Wednesday.