Hero with an EMMER tries to extinguish a huge fire on the roof of the five-storey market in Nigeria
- Footage shows the man who throws water at the thick black smoke and flames
- He swings water from buckets while people in the neighborhood throw objects out of windows
- Firefighters said they were fighting two simultaneous fires on the Lagos market
Surrounded by fire and smoke, this man bravely fought a huge fire that broke out in Nigeria today – despite being armed with just a bucket of water.
Standing on a roof, the man saw thick black smoke flowing from a five-storey building on a market in Lagos.
Recordings made today show him heroically throwing water at the fire and filling his bucket again and again despite the scaling.
At one point he hoped for more luck with a larger bucket, but he could only make a small splash.
Mismatch: a man in Lagos is standing on the roof of a five-story building holding a bucket of water – this is how he tackles the fire and smoke that rages around him
Brave effort: the man pours water over a very small part of the fire while fighting the flames on the roof of a building in Lagos after the fire broke out this morning
With a shirt, sweatpants and a pair of high boots, the man did not seem intimidated by the dramatic flames.
It is unclear exactly what he was aiming for, but he repeatedly threw his bucket at a small part of the fire after he had filled it with water.
At the end of the clip, he had thrown away the slightly larger bucket and walked in a different direction with the smaller one in his hand.
On the floor below, a resident is seen throwing objects out of a window on the top floor to protect them from the fire.
Another resident is seen from a room standing on the balcony and watching what happens on the floor.
Firefighters said they were is fighting today against two simultaneous flames on the Balogun market in central Lagos.
Upgrade: At one point the amateur fireman hoped for more luck with a larger bucket, but that too turned out to be a blunt instrument against fire and smoke
Heroic: Photographs taken today show that the man repeatedly throws water at the fire and fills his bucket again and again despite the scale of hell
& # 39; We have divided our team in two to combat both fires, & # 39; said Ganiyu Olayiwola, head of the Federal Fire Department in Lagos.
Civil servants have not yet revealed whether someone was injured in the fire or responded to how it started this morning.
The Balogun market extends over many blocks on the island of Lagos.
It is known as one of the best places in Lagos to buy colorful Nigerian fabrics, clothes and shoes.
Fires and other disasters often occur on Lagos Island, where the Balogun market is located.
In March, at least 20 people, mostly school children, died in the collapse of a three-storey building that housed a school, residential apartments, and shops.
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