Mandatory credit: Coker Tukunboh

Firefighters are currently battling to contain the popular Balogun market fire in central Lagos on Tuesday.

Large flames were seen shooting up the surrounding buildings, as plumes of black smoke billowed into the sky.

The fire started in the morning and by midday had become a huge blaze, according to local reports. There have been no statements yet from officials regarding injuries or the cause of the fire.

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