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Another Fire Breaks Out In Festac Town

Another fire outbreak has occurred in Lagos State in less than a week after the gas explosion at Abule Ado.

The Spokesperson of Lagos State Fire Service, Shakiru Amodu, said the fire was caused by careless handling of combustibles and shanty buildings were burnt in the fire.

The fire started around 2am on Saturday at L Close, 7th Avenue Festac Town. The fire was put out by the combined effort of the Lagos State Fire Service and the Federal service stationed in the community.

Scene of the incident

“The fire started around 2 a.m. but we got the call around 2:27 a.m. We were able to completely put out the fire after two hours of combating it, precisely 5: 35am,” Amodu said.

He added : “We are taking time to do proper enumeration of the number of structures affected because it was a shanty area.

“We are also trying to conclude on the cause of the fire and the careless attitude that led to it, they are still trying to hide some facts from us, but generally, it is careless handling of combustible materials.”

Over 20 people died in the Abule Ado explosion and 100 buildings were also in the affected