The quick intervention of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service officers prevented the destruction of 11 shops by a fire outbreak in the Ogudu area of the State.
Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, Ag. Head, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, disclosed this today while briefing pressmen at Ikeja on the incident that occurred at the Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA) Market on Olatunji Street, Ogudu in the early hours of Thursday.
She said, “A distress call was received by the Agency on a fire outbreak at the Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA) Market on Olatunji Street, Ogudu in Kosofe Local Government Area of the State at about 04:48hrs. Our Alausa and Bolade Fire Stations were immediately deployed to the scene, where it was discovered on arrival that a row of shops was on fire”.
Adeseye stated further that the quick intervention and gallantry efforts of the fire officers successfully prevented the destruction of 11 shops, while six others had already been ravaged by the fire.
While noting that preliminary investigation has already commenced to determine the cause of the outbreak, Adeseye revealed that there was no record of casualty from the inferno.
The Ag. Head, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, however, cautioned shop owners to be more safety conscious and always endeavour to switch off and unplug their electrical appliances as studies have revealed that most fire outbreaks are linked to power surges.