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08 November 2019

Emergency Management Agency implores Lagosians to desist from storing explosive materials.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, has reiterated the need for all traders and residents in the State to desist from storing inflamable materials in their various homes and shops to prevent fire outbreak that may lead to loss of lives and properties.

Speaking on the unfortunate fire outbreak which gutted a six-storey building at Forty-three Martins Street and a three-storey commercial building of lock-up shops at Dosunmo market on Tuesday, the Director General/CEO of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu explained that goods worth millions of Naira were destroyed as a result of the fire incidence.

According to the Director General, incident of fire outbreak is on the high side due to the inability of property and shop ownerss to put necessary precautionary measures in place to avoid incidents that could have disastrous consequences appealing that storage of highly inflammable materials such as petrol, Diesel, kerosene should be avoided.

He further explained that the fire which continued burning non-stop for about 24hours despite all efforts to put it out by the LASEMA Response Team, Lagos State Fire Service, UBA Fire crew, Federal Fire crew, Union Bank Skylift Fire Truck and other Emergency responders, was as a result of the explosive materials stored in the buildings which kept re-igniting the fire.

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