Nylon factory in Lagos on fire

Nylon factory in Lagos on fire

- Firefighters are trying their best to put out a fire at a nylon factory in Lagos

- The cause of the fire is not known yet

- The acting director of Lagos State Fire Service, Margaret Adeseye, said firefighters have been notified

A nylon factory on Clem road Ijaye, close to Immaculate College, in Lagos is on fire.

The fire reportedly started in the evening of Sunday, February 2.

According to residents, the cause of the inferno is still unknown, The Nation reports.

The fire outbreak was confirmed by the acting director of Lagos State Fire Service Mrs Margaret Adeseye.

Men of the Lagos State Fire service were said to have arrived at the scene of the incident promptly.

A social media user said the first set firefighters that came did not have enough water.

Shato, however, said another set of firefighters arrived and have been able to curtail it.

This is coming on the heels of another fire incident in Anambra.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ogidi, Idemili North local government area of Anambra state was gutted by fire on Sunday, February 2.

Also on Sunday, there was a gas explosion in two rooms of a storey building at No 23 Emmanuel Church road, Inland town Onitsha. Seven persons were feared burnt in the incident.

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The police spokesman in the state, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed both incidents said there was no loss of life.

He added that the Onitsha incident victims who sustained varying degrees of injuries were responding to treatment.

There have several reports of fire incidents across states in the country. In the early hours of Saturday, January 25, the Amu timbre market in the Olorunshogo area of Mushin, Lagos state was gutted by fire.

Many goods and properties were destroyed in the fire.

Adeseye had said the crowd was to blame for the delay in putting out the fire. She said operatives of the fire service responded swiftly to the emergency call with a vehicle. She said additional vehicles were deployed to the scene to give support.

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