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Fire razes Lagos building, one feared dead


A pre-dawn fire ripped through a residential building in Lagos’ Adealu district, leaving one person presumed dead and several others displaced.

According to Lagos Fire Service Director Margaret Adeseye, the blaze engulfed the upper floor of a four-flat building around 4:56 am on Monday. 

While firefighters managed to contain the flames before they spread further, a male adult was found unresponsive within the affected flat, raising fears of his demise.

“We received a distress call at about 04:56hrs of a fire outbreak at 49, Ogunjebe Street, Adealu Bus Stop, Dopemu-Agege, Lagos. It is a Fire met well alight at the upper floor of a storey building consisting of four flats of two bedrooms used as residents. The Fire was however confined to the rear flat at the upper floor where it emanated before eventually being put out.

“The building is a two-bedroom flat with household contents in it and one male adult was  recovered (suspected dead),” she said.

Alongside the Lagos Fire and Rescue Service, paramedics were also present at the scene to tend to any injured individuals.

The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained by the Fire Service team as of the time of filling this report.

“The supposed cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained as fire fighting operation has been concluded while the investigation is ongoing to unravel the cause of the fire,” Adeseye noted.


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