June 23, 2024

LASFRS douses Balogun high-rise fire


Etim Ekpimah

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, LAFRS with other emergency responders are presently dousing the remains of a Fire outbreak at a high-rise building on 43, Martins Street, Balogun, Lagos Island.

Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, said the fire, which was reported at 11:12 hours, Sunday via the State Command and Control Centre is being put out by a consortium of emergency responders given the nature of the incident.

“On arrival of the Lagos Firefighting Crews, the Fire was met well alight and intense at the fourth floor where it started from while already spreading to the fifth and sixth floors of the six-storey building.

“The intensity of the fire requires the deployment of the Aerial Ladder Platform Fire Apparatus to extend the Firefighting prowess to capture the high-rise spread and curtail it from adjoining buildings, which aim was achieved as it was confined to house 43.

“The free burning textile materials content stored in defiance to Fire Safety Regulations is responsible for fuelling the intensity which has been curtailed. The preliminary cause of the Fire is as a result of electrical upsurge,” she said.

However, no injury or casualty has been recorded as the clamping down of the echelon of fire is ongoing and subsequent updates will be made available as the situation demands.

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