Breaking: Massive loss as fire guts deputy governor’s residence, properties destroyed

Breaking: Massive loss as fire guts deputy governor’s residence, properties destroyed

A massive fire destroyed the official residence of the Imo state deputy governor, Eze Madumere, located at the commissioners’ quarters in Owerri, the capital of the state on Thursday, January 19, with properties destroyed.

A report by Channels Television said the fire incident affected an apartment and damaged valuable properties.

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The incident was confirmed by the chief press secretary to the deputy governor, Uche Onwuchekwa. He said the fire is suspected to have been triggered by a burning bush very close to the building.

Breaking: Massive loss as fire guts deputy governor’s residence, properties destroyed
One of the burnt vehicles. Credit: Channels Television

According to Onwuchekwa, the fire later spread to the visitors’ waiting hall razing the entire building and some of the buses parked on the premises as well as other valuable properties.

Apart from the confirmation by the chief press secretary, the report said there is no expert explanation about the remote cause of the fire.

Breaking: Massive loss as fire guts deputy governor’s residence, properties destroyed
A bus that was razed by the fire. Credit: Channels Television

Men of the Imo state fire service were reportedly at the scene to put out the fire and prevent it from causing further damage to the premises.

Breaking: Massive loss as fire guts deputy governor’s residence, properties destroyed
A part of the building destroyed. Credit: Channels Television

The deputy governor said a thorough investigation would be conducted to determine the cause of the unfortunate incident.

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Legit.ng earlier reported how some residents of Abakaliki, Ebonyi state could not hide their emotions on Thursday, January 4, as a 15-room property worth about N500 million and inhabited by some Hausa people went up in flames at 7, Momo Street.

The report said that the building was still in flame at the time of its report adding that all the belongings of the inhabitants were razed in the fire that started at 4am while its occupants were still asleep.

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