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Fire guts storey building in Lagos

Fire guts residential building in Lagos

A residential building located on Ilabere Road, Ikoyi area of Lagos State on Wednesday, went up in flames.

Fire was said to have erupted from the upper part of the storey building at about 8am.

However, the prompt response of emergency responders restored normalcy in the area as the fire was completely put out.

There was no casualty or fatality at the scene of the incident.

This was made known by the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement on Wednesday.

He stated that officials of the LASEMA response team were deployed to the scene of the fire incident as soon as it was reported.

Oke-Osanyintolu added that LASEMA was working with personnel of the Lagos State Fire Service to prevent the fire from spreading to adjoining buildings.

“The agency has activated its response plan to the above location. A combined team of agency LRT and the Lagos State Fire Service are taking immediate action to quell the residential fire which appears to be spreading rapidly to adjoining properties,” the statement read.

There has been no report of any casualty to the fire at the time of filing this report.

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