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50-Year-Old Man Dies In Lagos Fire Tragedy

Fire officials battle a fire incident in Bariga, Lagos State on October 2, 2022. Credit: Lagos Fire Service

Tragedy struck in the Bariga area of Lagos State as a fire razed 10 rooms in a bungalow building in the early hours of Sunday, killing a 50-year-old man.

According to emergency officials, the incident happened at 48, Jagunmolu Street, Bariga around 12:31 am.

The Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, confirmed the incident to Channels Television in a statement on Sunday, saying firefighters were quickly mobilised to the scenes.

She equally confirmed another fire incident in the Shomolu area involving four rooms and three shops in a bungalow building consisting of eight rooms and four shops.

Adeseye stated that information got to them of the Bariga incident after firefighters concluded quenching the Shomolu inferno.

According to her, the Ilupeju and Isolo fire crews that both responded to the two separate emergencies met them well alight and lamented delayed calls as the fire had wreaked havoc before they were alerted to salvage the situations.

“It was, however, unfortunate that a male adult of about 50 years of age was recovered and handed over to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit at Bariga while that of Somolu does not involve any loss of life or injury,” she said.

See the full statement below:

Lagos Firefighters Combated Two Fires Overnight

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service @LagosRescue overnight, Saturday combated two Fires in the Bariga and Somolu areas of the State.

The first of the emergency was notified at 00:31 hours, Sunday to 19, Apata Street, Shomolu while the other was reported at 03:19 hours to 48, Jagunmolu Street, Bariga just as the former Firefighting was concluded.

The Shomolu incident involved four rooms and three shops in a bungalow building consisting of eight rooms and four shops while the Bariga Fire involved 10 rooms in a bungalow building consisting of 25 rooms and 18 shops.

The Ilupeju and Isolo Fire Crew(s) that both responded to the two separate emergencies met them well alight and lamented delayed calls as Fire had wreaked havoc before they were alerted to salvage the situations.

The preliminary investigation revealed negligence as the undercurrent causes of both Fires which led to an electrical upsurge as a reported shock was witnessed at Shomolu before the arrival of the Firefighters.

It was, however, unfortunate that a male adult of about 50 years of age was recovered and handed over to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit at Bariga while that of Somolu does not involved any loss of life or injury.

Adeseye Margaret

Director,

Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service

October 2, 2022

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