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Fire Burns 7 Houses On Christmas, Boxing Day In Lagos


Fire has razed seven houses in Lagos, Nigeria on Christmas and Boxing Day, leaving properties worth millions of naira destroyed.

Director, Lagos State Fire Services, Mr. Rasak Fadipe said fire destroyed seven rooms at Moboluwaduro Street and eight rooms at Modupeola Street in Ejigbo and a Club House at 73 Tokunbo Street, Lagos Island on Christmas day in Lagos. 

According to him, the seven rooms were destroyed in a Nylon recycling company, with large stock of nylons burnt, saying that the fire spread to the next building on the other street and razed eight rooms.

He said Fire services trucks from Isolo and Ikotun, each carrying 10,000 litres of water put out the fire. He stated that the fire at the Club house was not too serious as high voltage resulted in the inferno.

On Boxing Day, Fadipe further revealed that a building at 9 Awoni Murphy Street, off Haruna B/Stop, Ifako Ijaiye was gutted by inferno.

He added that at 11.40 am on Friday, a distress call was made to the fire services to a serious fire outbreak involving a 2-story building at Whisky Avenue, Taiwo B/stop, Ago Palace Way, Okota.

Fadipe said one fire truck at Okota and another truck from Ilupeju assisted in battling the inferno as another fire truck from Isolo Fire station also assisted.



He advised Lagos residents to be careful, warning that they should not overload the sockets and be mindful of how they handle the electrical appliances in their apartments.


Fadipe also appealed to Lagosians to avoid bush burning and desist from storing fuel in their houses, especially at this Harmattan period.


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