Raging hearth destroys multi-million naira properties throughout Lagos in 24hrs


By Olasunkanmi Akoni
It was a day of fireside rage in Lagos early hours of Saturday as a number of properties have been gutted in separate hearth outbreaks throughout the state.

A number of properties price tens of millions of naira have been destroyed within the inferno. At press time, no lack of life was recorded within the tragedies.
The fireplace outbreaks occurred on the following areas: A residential constructing at Quantity 16 Ogunjimi Avenue, Agbotikuyo, Agege; Residential constructing at Oba Akinjobi Shut on Ikeja, Maryland G.R.A; At number1 Mukuolu Avenue on Ajayi Street, Ogba and Amu Timber Market in Mushin, Native Authorities Space.
The extent of harm and devastation was recorded a lot at Amu Timber Market, Mushin by Olorunshogo Bus Cease.
Director-Common of Lagos State Emergency Administration Company, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, stated the fireplace incidents have been curtailed by mixed efforts of emergency responders, together with Lagos Fireplace Service, Nigeria Police, Lagos Neighbourhood Security Corps, LNSC.
In accordance with LASEMA, at no.1 Mukuolu Avenue, Ogba, it obtained misery name at 18:07 and thru collaborative effort, the fireplace was successfully introduced underneath management at about 18:40 hours.
“State of affairs report from onsite investigations performed by LASEMA Response Staff upon arrival revealed that the rapid reason behind the fireplace outbreak on the Ogba one storey buying advanced which consisted of 9 retailers on the highest ground, was resulting from illicit incineration of family wastes behind the buying advanced,” Oke-Osanyintolu stated.
Amu Market
In accordance with the Lagos State Fireplace Service spokesman, Mr. Amodu, the raging hearth at Amu, which began round 1 30.am on Friday, was doused and put out at about 5 am on Saturday by mixed workforce of stakeholders.lastly“Let’s stay hearth security aware,” Amodu acknowledged.

In accordance with LASEMA boss, the raging inferno at Amu Timber Market in Mushin by Olorunshogo Bus Cease, “Following the spate of fireside combated in a number of places in Lagos, yesterday, (Friday), “the Amu Plank Market hearth outbreak which was reported about 01:25 a.m by means of misery calls to LASEMA’s Management Room by way of 767, was curtailed with nearly all First Responders in place and at work.
“Upon arrival at incident scene, it was noticed that many plank retailers and adjoining residential buildings have been gutted by the raging hearth.
“Additional investigations on the incident website revealed that the fireplace was brought on by {an electrical} surge. Although an precise quantity of harm wrought by the fireplace can’t but be given till correct enumeration is performed.
“Conservative estimates and tentative evaluation has it that the inferno razed items and properties price a number of tens of millions of naira.
“Nevertheless, no lack of life has been attributed to the inferno, nor has any responder sustained any accidents regardless of the hindrance brought on by miscreants who’re bent on constituting an issue with their unsolicited help.”
The fireplace which was nonetheless raging round 6am, Oke-Osanyintolu stated was being combated by the mixed efforts of LASEMA Fireplace Unit with two hearth vehicles, Julius Berger Fireplace Unit with two hearth vehicles and a Water Tanker, the Lagos State Fireplace Service with two hearth vehicles, the Federal Fireplace Service, the Fast Response Squad, RRS, LNSC, together with neighborhood operations.
Agege, Ikeja hearth.
In response to a 10a.m emergency name, LASEMA, on arrival on the scene of the incident by 10:31 am at quantity 16 Ogunjimi Avenue in Oke Koto, Agege axis of Lagos, noticed that the fireplace affected a storey constructing consisting of a room and parlour.
Preliminary investigations on the incident website revealed that the fireplace began from one of many rooms on the prime ground, earlier than spreading to the opposite rooms. Reason for the fireplace couldn’t be ascertained but.
No lack of life nor accidents have been recorded on the incident website. Nevertheless, an enormous loss was suffered resulting from destruction of properties by the inferno.
The fireplace was later curtailed by Response Staff which efficiently prevented the fireplace from escalating to adjoining buildings.
In an identical incident, at Oba Akinjobi Shut on Ikeja Maryland GRA the place it was reported that on arrival on the scene of the incident, it was noticed that the fireplace outbreak occurred at one of many rooms on the highest ground of the 4 storey constructing which was on hearth.
Additionally, no casualty was recorded within the hearth incident which was fully extinguished by the Lagos Fireplace Companies from ilupeju division and LASEMA Fireplace Unit whereas the RRS secured all the space in the course of the operations.