Fire guts houses in Lagos

Starrys Obazei/December 27, 2022.

Some houses in the Ebute-Metta area of Lagos were gutted by a fire outbreak Tuesday morning. According to an eyewitness, the inferno started just before 9 a.m.

The fire broke out in one of the buildings on Ibadan Street, Off Cemetery Road, Ebute-Metta, Lagos. By 10 a.m., it had extended to two other houses, causing the other residents to panic.

The eyewitness said: “I called the Lagos Fire Service at about 9:05 a.m. They arrived about 40 minutes later, which was a bit late.

“The crowd and traffic to the area did not help matters because the police, led by the DPO, had to first make way for them.”

Emergency responders are still on the ground but have been able to contain the situation as occupants count their losses.

The incident followed Monday evening’s fire incident on Aladelola Street in the Ikosi Ketu area of Lagos.

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