A power surge, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, sparked the fire that destroyed a three-story building in the Surulere district of the state on New Year’s Day.
The Agency said in a statement that the fire engulfed the topmost half of the building, with two flats, each with four bedrooms, engulfed.
LASEMA claimed in a statement titled ‘Surulere Fire Outbreak…’ that no one was killed or injured as a result of the fire. LASEMA responds quickly, and no casualties are reported.’
According to the Agency, “Consequent upon the arrival of the Agency’s Response Team at Igando at the scene of a fire outbreak today, Saturday, 1st, 2021 at 27, Onadeko Street, off Lawanson Road, Surulere, it was observed that the topmost floor of a three-storey building was gutted by fire. The fire outbreak was caused by a power surge.
“The fire engulfed two flats of four-bedroom flat each, destroying properties worth millions. No loss of life nor injuries were recorded at the incident scene. At the incident scene were LASEMA Fire Team Lagos State Fire Service, Federal Fire Service, NPF and Red Cross
“The fire was totally put off this evening while dampening down was completed.”