A raging fire has gutted the warehouse of a bottling company on Sapara Street, off Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, the Capital city of Lagos State.
This comes after fire outbreak gutted two plazas at the Balogun market of the state. It the recent incident, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA confirmed that one person died and at least seven persons were injured, FreshReporters reports.
NEMA said, “No. 32 Gbajumo Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State fire has been brought under total control.
“The building, from the Pent floor used as a store to the 5th and 4th floors, had shown signs of falling due to the heat.”
“Federal, state and local response agencies are on the ground. The fire was said to have started around 10:00 am. The fire also affected a three-storey building beside the five-storey building.
“The three-storey building was completely burnt down. The blockwork part of the five-storey building has collapsed leaving the metal part standing.
“350 shops are located in the five-storey building under fire while the other building has 230 shops. One fatality was recorded with seven persons injured.”
However, in a statement signed by the Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, in person of Adeseye Margaret, via the agency’s Twitter handle on Sunday, revealed that the fire outbreak started past 8am.
The fire service said, “Fire Alert! A Fire has emerged at a company warehouse on Sapara Street, off Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja where Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is battling to contain it.
“The fire which was reported at 08:58 hours Sunday involved finished distilled volatile products, which are ethanol in chemical compound and stored in combustible bottles within a large expanse warehouse block is being curtailed by Lagos Fire Crews from Ikeja, Alausa and Bolade with an assurance of not spreading beyond the precinct of the store.
“The ongoing firefighting operations is devoid of any casualty thus far with an update to follow.”
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