A three storey building has been engulfed in flames on Iga Idunganran Street, Lagos Island.

The fire started in the early hours of Thursday, 28th January 2021, in a building close to obanikoro of Lagos palace.

Meanwhile, men of Lagos State fire service are currently at the scene trying to put out the fire.

Oke Osanyintolu, Director General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency ( LASEMA) confirmed the fire outbreak.

He said the agency's fire and response unit were activated to respond to a fire outbreak at 62, Igaidungarun Street, Lagos Island. 

"Upon arrival at the incident scene, a three (3) storey building which consists of 32 shops and warehouses was engulfed in flames, starting from the second floor and spreading up to the third floor, " he said.

According to the DG, investigation revealed that the fire outbreak was caused by a power surge when the light within the area was restored.

The combined effort of the LASEMA Fire Team Lagos State Fire Service and Federal Fire service contained the fire and eventually put it out. Other responders present at the incident scene were: NEMA, NSCDC, LNSC and the Nigeria Police.

Fortunately, no casualty was recorded; however, five shops, four warehouses and goods were affected by the inferno. 

Following series of fire outbreaks in Lagos State in the past few weeks, Osanyintolu appealed to Lagosians to ensure electrical appliances are switched off when not in use to avoid a re-occurrence of such incidents.

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