- There has been a fire outbreak at the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC)
- The inferno affected parts of the building located around Ring Road
- No official statement has been made about the tragic development
Disturbing report indicates that there is a fire outbreak at the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) which has affected major areas like Ayede, Akinyemi and Ring Road in the city.
As at the time of writing this report, no official of the state's fire service has been sent to quench the flames, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Moreover, no official report has been made as to the actual cause of the inferno or the extent of damage it has done.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that there had been another fire outbreak at Balogun market in Lagos on Wednesday, January 29.
Eyewitnesses revealed to journalists that the fire started from a building facing Oluwole Car Park on Martins Street.
So far, there had been no official reports either from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) or the police command in the state as to the cause of the fire as well as the extent of damage it had caused.
However, officers of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), fire service and the police were said to be at the location of the tragedy to quench the flames.
Before the incident, the Lagos state government on Saturday, January 4, warned residents to apply utmost caution in most of their activities as the present hazy and dry weather is a possible recipe for a fire outbreak.
The state government listed some precautionary measures to be followed in order to prevent any sort of disaster. It said that residents should endeavour to switch off all electronic appliances, avoid bush burning, and make sure gas cylinders and generator sets are kept outside homes.
Before now, Legit.ng had reported another fire incident at the popular Balogun market in Lagos state with a lot of properties being lost to flames.
Legit.ng reported that field officials of the LASEMA and Lagos State Fire Service have been deployed to quench the flames.
Added to these, the government called on all drivers to make provisions for fire extinguishers in their vehicles.
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