CITIZENS COMPASS- AN explosion has reportedly rocked a storey building located at 17, Obalabi Street, off Governor Road, Ikotun, Lagos.
This occured at about 6.20 pm on Thursday.
The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service confirmed this in it’s updates.
Adeseye Margaret, the Director,
Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service in her updates said, “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is attending a Fire outbreak at 17,Obalabi Street, off Governor Road, Ikotun, Lagos.
“The incident which was alerted at 18:20 hours, Thursday is being attended by two Fire Crews which on arrival met the Fire well alight before resulting in an explosion due to the volatile furniture materials traded on the ground floor of the two storey – penthouse building.
“The explosion from the chemical induced materials consequently resulted in the collapse of the building.
“Operational Firefighting is wrapping up as damping down progresses with no record of casualty as occupants of the building are safe.
“However, an adjoining one storey boys’ quarter building and two vehicles parked within the premises were saved among others while preliminary investigation is ongoing to unravel the cause of the Fire incident and will be made available to the public in order to forestall such occurrence in future.”