Lady rescued as fire guts supermarket in Lagos 

CITIZENS COMPASS —An adult lady was on Monday, March 25, 2024, rescued by firefighters in Lagos as Globus Supermarket was gutted by fire in the Festac area.

The Supermarket situated on Festac Link Road near Apple Junction, Amuwo Odofin, suddenly went up in flames at about Noon as sympathisers rallied around to combat it before the firefighters were invited to the scene.

The Director, of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye confirmed the incident in a statement.
She said the Agency responded to similar emergencies in other areas of the State.

“Today, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service demonstrated swift and coordinated response to several incidents across the city. At approximately 12:22 hours local time, the Isolo, Ajegunle, and Bolade Fire Stations were dispatched to Globus Supermarket, situated on Festac Link Road near Apple Junction, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.

“Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a significant blaze engulfing the supermarket’s storage facility, emitting heavy smoke into the sky from combustible materials. Collaborating with the Federal Fire Service and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the fire was successfully contained, preventing its spread to other sections and adjacent buildings.

“The collective efforts of supporting agencies including LASAMBUS, Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC), Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), and the Nigerian Police Force provided crucial backup. During the operation, emergency responders rescued an adult female who was trapped in the building. Investigations into the cause of the fire are underway and will be conducted with due diligence.

“In a related incident at about 13:21 hours on the Abule Egba flyover inward Sango, Lagos Abeokuta Expressway, the Agege Fire Crew of the agency recovered the body of a deceased female, approximately 40 years old, from beneath a trailer involved in a reported accident.

“Furthermore, a gas explosion was reported at 32, Coker Compound, off Coker Road, Iganmu, Lagos, as the Ilupeju Fire Station discovered approximately 30 various sizes of gas cylinders in a warehouse.

“The explosion resulted from the refilling of the FM200 Fire Protection System from one of the gas cylinders. Two male adults were rescued alive with varying degrees of injury but in stable condition at a nearby hospital.

“Lastly, the Ikeja Fire Crew of the LSFRS responded at 16:31 hours to a powerhouse electrical-induced fire at a warehouse on Akanni Doherty Street, Ikeja, belonging to a multinational firm. The incident was promptly addressed without further escalation.

“The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service reaffirms its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of residents and businesses within the state and urges the public to remain vigilant and prioritize fire safety measures.”

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