Fire Razes Buildings, Shops In Owode, Ikorodu Road


There was a fire outbreak that razed shops and buildings at Owode Onirin, along Ikorodu Road area of Lagos State on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, irate residents and hoodlums have repelled efforts by men of the Lagos State Fire Service and Rescue Team, despatched to the scene as they were attacked.

It was learnt that the attackers were protesting the late arrival of fire men who were accused of lackadaisical response to the distress call

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The development has led to wide spread of the raging fire to adjoining structures.

The Public Relations Officer of the state Fire Service, Mr. Sakiru Amodu, who confirmed the development said all efforts are on to keep the fire under control.

Amodu promised to give situation reports, regarding the ****** on the state firemen.

The cause of the fire outbreak could not be ascertained as of press time.

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However, at the scene, “some frantic residents tried to pour water on the fire but instead fuelled and started spreading to other structures,” an eyewitness, Hakeem Adu .

It was gathered that the fire started at about 9 am from a building before it spread to other structures, including unspecified number of shops.