- Tragedy struck again in Lagos as two warehouses were gutted by a fire outbreak
- The warehouses belonging to a brewery company was hit by the fire on Thursday, August 13
- Emerging reports claim that the cause of the fire which gutted the buildings is yet to be ascertained
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The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service has said that two warehouses belonging to a brewery company caught fire in Ogba, Lagos, on Thursday morning, August 13, Channels TV reports.
Margaret Adeseye, the service’s acting head, confirming this in a statement said the fire started at the twin warehouses used to store plastic containers and bottles for the company at about 3 am.
She explained that a distress call was received at about 3:30 am and immediately firefighters, from Alausa and Ilupeju Stations were deployed to the scene.
Adeseye, however, added that though the cause of the inferno is yet to be ascertained, no deaths or injuries have been recorded.
The fire service acting head went on to note that the rescue operations to put off the fire is already at the conclusion stage.
In the past two months, there have been reported cases of fire incidents across several parts of the country.
This latest incident at Ogba is coming more than a week after a fire outbreak hit popular Ladipo market in Mushin local government area of Lagos state with many goods left in ruins as traders ran for safety.
According to preliminary reports, the fire outbreak started at a mattress shop located at number 16 before escalating to the other closely adjoining shops.
Confirming the development, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) in a statement by its director-general Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, said the fire occurred around 1pm.
Oke-Osanyintolu said LASEMA received a distress call from people about the outbreak, adding that closely located buildings have proven to be a challenge for curtailing the spread of the fire.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the World Trade Centre building located in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, was on Monday, July 13, gutted by fire. Eyewitness report claim that both fire and smoke were seen at the top of the edifice.
In a related development, the recently constructed structure for the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)'s branch in Katsina was on Monday, July 20, damaged by a fire outbreak.
Some personnel of state's fire service were seen battling with the flames at the FIRS complex which is close to Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.
In other news, what could have boomeranged into tragedy was thankfully averted when a fire outbreak hit the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday, June 4.
Mallam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, confirming the fire incident described the situation as minor.
The presidential aide said the incident was caused by an electrical spark in the afternoon at a store near the State House Chapel in the Presidential Villa.
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