Properties Destroyed As Fire Guts Warehouse in Popular Lagos Street

Properties Destroyed As Fire Guts Warehouse in Popular Lagos Street

  • The Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) is at the rescue again after salvaging a fire incident on broad street, CMS, Lagos
  • According to reports, a team of LASEMA emergency team arrived at the scene of the incident after receiving an emergency call
  • LASEMA confirmed that no casualties were recorded but properties were destroyed by the fire caused by an electric surge

Emerging reports have confirmed a major fire outbreak at a warehouse located at 118 Broad Street, CMS, in Lagos, the Nigerian Tribune reported.

The fire incident was made known by the permanent secretary of the Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu.

Fire Outbreak, Lasema
A LASEMA emergency fire extinguishing truck is on display at the LASEMA headquarters in Lagos. Photo: Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA)
Source: UGC

As gathered by, the agency said it responded to the incident when it received an emergency call from residents of the area on Tuesday morning, June 28.

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He said:

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“On arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a room in a warehouse where shoes are stored was gutted by fire."

Fire outbreak caused by electric surge - LASEMA

As reported by Punch newspaper, the agency said the cause of the fire outbreak was a result of a power surge when electricity was restored.

According to Oke-Osanyintolu, the fire outbreak the destruction of some properties while there was no casualty recorded.

He said:

“The fire ignited as a result of a power surge when electricity was restored. 
“Fortunately there was no casualty in the incident. The agency’s response team alongside LRU fire, Lagos State fire service and Federal fire service are responders at the scene of the incident working together to put out the fire. Operation ongoing."

1 killed, vehicles, shops burnt as tanker explodes in Lagos

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Earlier, reported that a tanker explosion in Lagos state has created fear, panic among residents as one person has been reported dead.

The incident which occurred in the early hours of Friday, April 22, fueled tension in the atmosphere at Alagbodo, along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, even as the touts were said to be scooping fuel from the fallen tanker.

Meanwhile, the inferno which has been confirmed by the Director of Lagos fire service, Margret Adeseye, has resulted in damage to shop outlets in the area and goods destroyed.

Gas tanker explodes in Lagos

In another report, a massive inferno from a gas tanker explosion along Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja in Lagos, burnt a lot of vehicles on Thursday, June 17.

Eyewitnesses claimed that flames from the explosion were wind-borne to parts of the Ogun State Property Investment Company (OPIC) Plaza near a well-known hotel.

With the help of Lagos fire service personnel and officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the fire was quenched about two hours after the explosion.


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