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Fire guts warehouse in CMS

By Eniola Daniel
28 June 2022   |   12:12 pm
A fire outbreak gutted a warehouse and other properties at 118, Broad Street, CMS, Lagos on Tuesday. The warehouse fire which broke out earlier today has not recorded any casualties at the time of filing this report. Permanent Secretary, LASEMA Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu in a statement said, "On arrival at the above scene of…

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A fire outbreak gutted a warehouse and other properties at 118, Broad Street, CMS, Lagos on Tuesday.

The warehouse fire which broke out earlier today has not recorded any casualties at the time of filing this report.

Permanent Secretary, LASEMA Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu in a statement said, “On arrival at the above scene of the incident, it was discovered that a room in a warehouse where shoes are stored was gutted by fire. The fire ignited as a result of 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.”

In a related development, Oke-Osanyintolu said a LASEMA Response Team is in the process of recovering a broken down container truck at Sadiku Bus Stop Ilasamaja with use of the agency’s heavy duty equipment.

“On arrival of LRT at the scene of incident, it was discovered that an empty 40fts containerized truck was involved in a lone accident,” a situation report said.

“Further information gathered at the scene revealed that while on motion veered off the expressway and crossed to the service lane thereby blocking the entire service lane.

“The immediate cause of the incident was due to reckless driving.

“No live(s) were lost, nor injury recorded. LRT and NPF were responders at the scene.

“The Agency’s heavy duty equipment were deployed for swift evacuation of the incident and the accidented containerized truck had been successfully recovered off the road and handed over to the divisional traffic officer from OKOTA police station.

“Recovery operation concluded. LRT and equipment heading back to base.”