One dead as fire engulf storey building in Lagos
The Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Adeseye Margaret, has confirmed a fire incident at Plot 1114, Adeola Odeku Str, by Eletu Ogabi Close, Opposite Keystone Bank, Victoria Island, which claim the life of a male victim.
Margaret confirmed this in her updates on the fire incident on Tuesday afternoon
According to her, the incident was reported at about 10:03am through distress call and this was responded to by the Oba Oniru Fire Station.
On the cause of the fire outbreak, she said this occurred from an industrial generating set which was being fixed before it reportedly exploded and ravaged the building.
“The generator which was housed within the premises of a commercial bank, also affected an adjoining Toyota Saloon Car belonging to the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos Command of the Nigerian Police stationed outside the premises.
“Unfortunately, a male adult was recovered severely burnt beyond recognition and handed over to the Police from Bar-Beach Division while the four storey commercial building was saved and the RRS Policemen escaped unhurt.
“Further report will be given as the investigation into the cause of incident is completed.”
IsL source reports that the building was located in business area at Adeola Odeku street. The fire was said to have razed and spread to some property within the vicinity.
However, it was successfully put out by the fire fighters.