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108 Vehicles Lost to Fire Inferno In Lagos



At least, 108 vehicles and 56 lock up shops were completely burnt as fire razes the Owode Onirin Scrap Market, Ikorodu area of Lagos, Nigeria at the weekend.

Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe on Saturday, saying that fire raged on Friday night and consumed 108 vehicles, 56 lock up shops and several valuables worth several missions of naira.

190212F03.Burnt-Vehicles-Mi-761817He said the fire was caused by poor electrical wire connection on some of some of the burnt shops, explaining that traders in the market connected the electrical wire directly to the main source.

According to him, the traders had been warned severally to engage the service of professional electricians and stop engaging quacks to connect them to the main power source.

“We have invited them to our office to stop patronising amateur electricians to stop connecting them to the main power source, but they would not listen. That is why the place was gutted by fire. We were able to put out the fire which started around 7:48pm and 11:06pm,” he said.

“Also, 12 rooms were destroyed at Erepoto in Epe and a multiple accident involving two trailer, three cars was reported to us while a fuel tanker which resulted into heavy spillage of PMS was also recorded last night (Friday night) at Car Wash Bus stop in Oworonshoki,” he said.

He further disclosed that another plastic industry, Waste Option Nigeria Limited was gutted by fire at Ojokoro area of the state, destroying properties worth millions of naira.

Fadipe added that the Director, Lagos State Fire Service also responded to other fire disaster incidences in other parts of the state on Friday, saying that  the Lagos State Fire Service also responded to fire accident in Adeniji Estate in Ogba and Epe areas of the state.

“Overnight, we responded to six emergencies, out of which fire destroyed 56 lock up shops and 108 vehicles at Owode Onirin. Also, a plastic Industry was also destroyed by at Waste Option Nigeria Limited, Obadeyi Street, Obadeyi Bus Stop. A Master bedroom of a duplex building at Abisogun Leigh by Adeniji Estate Ogba off Acme Road was burnt by fire,” he said.

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