CITIZENS COMPASS– TRAGEDY struck in Bariga area of Lagos State when a 50 years old man was recovered dead in a fire outbreak which occurred in the area on Sunday, October 2, 2022
The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday, at 48, Jagunmolu Street, Bariga, where 10 rooms and three shops in a bungalow building consisting of 25 rooms were gutted by fire.
The remains of the victim whose identity could not be ascertained were recovered by men of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service in the cause of rescue operation to the scene of the fire outbreak.
The fire fighters handed over the remains to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU), at Bariga.
The fire fighters also responded to an inferno which gutted four rooms and three shops in a bungalow building consisting of eight rooms and four shops.
Adeseye Margaret, the Director of the rescue service who disclosed this in a statement, said, the fist alert was received at about 12.31am at 19, Apata Street, Shomolu while the other was at about 3:19am, in Bariga.
She said both Ilupeju and Isolo fire stations attended to both incidents.
She said, “The Ilupeju and Isolo Fire crews that both responded to the two separate emergencies met them well alight and lamented delayed calls as fire had wrecked havoc before they were alerted to salvage the situations.
“Preliminary investigation revealed negligence as the undercurrent causes of both fires which led to the electrical upsurge as reported shock was witnessed at Shomolu before the arrival of fire fighters.
“It was, however, unfortunate that a male adult of about 50 years of age was recovered and handed over to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) at Bariga while that of Shomolu does not involve Any loss of life or injury.”