The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service revealed Wednesday that there were 24 fire outbreaks around Christmas, which was the most fire crises it has ever seen. This information comes right after it was disclosed that ten fire incidents, including one involving a residential structure in Ikosi Ketu at 54 Aledelola Street, took place on Boxing Day. Adeseye Margaret, the agency’s director, expressed alarm about the increase in fire incidents by stating that “24 fire emergencies were received on Christmas day.”
She explained that “this is the highest ever recorded in a given 24 hours,” claiming that situation “gives much to be desired.” She relayed that the upper floor of a two-story building with an expanded two-story boys’ quarters was harmed by the Ikosi fire disaster. She stated that the fire alarm received on Boxing Day at approximately 6:18 p.m. was the ninth of the ten incidents noted that day.
She went on to say that the fire was stopped from spreading to the ground levels and neighboring buildings when the Alausa Fire crew and its Ilupeju counterparts arrived on the site at 6.30 p.m. The incident, which resulted in no injuries, is being investigated to determine what happened, and efforts to stop frequent fires and other problems since last November will be increased. As a result, she advised the inhabitants of Lagos to stop keeping fuel and other combustible materials in their houses.
Check out the photos from the accident below.