Fire razes NEMA warehouse in Lagos

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) warehouse at Ikeja in Lagos, was on Saturday gutted by fire.

The South-West zonal spokesman of the agency, Farinloye Ibrahim, told newsmen that the warehouse was being used to keep relief materials.

“We don’t have many materials in the warehouse as at the time of the fire incident. We have few mattresses, foams and other few facilities. The fire started at about 8.30 a.m.

“The damage was not much before the fire was put out. We cannot estimate as at now the cost of the materials burnt,” Ibrahim said.

Also speaking, Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasaki Musibau, told journalists that a high tension cable fell on the roof of the warehouse which resulted in the fire.

“No casualties. We drew firemen from three stations to put out the fire. The firemen, officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and police put out the fire,’’ he said.

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