One-year old, six others escape death as fire guts orphanage in Lagos 


CITIZENS COMPASS – Seven motherless babies including a year-old, were, on Sunday, July 16, 2023, rescued, when a storey building housing a motherless babies home in Lagos, wss engulfed in fire.

The inferno was recorded at Tower of Refuge Motherless Orphanage babies home is at 7, Wole Madariola Street, off Enitan Kusimo Street, Aguda, Surulere. 

The incident occurred at about 2:43p. m. bit no life was lost or injuries sustained. 

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke – Osanyintolu who confirmed the incident to Citizens Compass said, “Upon arrival at the aforementioned address, a storey building housing an orphanage/ motherless babies home was found to have caught fire.” Further investigation revealed that the fire started from an air conditioning unit in the house as a result of power surge and quickly spread out. 

” No life was lost and no injuries sustained by anyone. 

“A total of 7 boys (with the eldest being 7 years old and the smallest being 1 year old) were quickly evacuated from the home and are safely seated in the compound of the house opposite the home. 

” The management of the home has informed us of plans to move them to the house of the owner to ensure their welfare is sustained. 

As at 5p.m, he said,” Efforts are currently ongoing to bring the fire under control. 

“Responders include LASEMA Response Team, LRU Fire, LASG Fire and the Nigeria Police.


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