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Fire Razes Shanties In Ebute-Metta, Lagos – A Year After Similar Incident (photos/video)


Fire Razes Shanties In Ebute-Metta, Lagos - A Year After Similar IncidentFire has razed some shanties situated at Okobaba, Ebute Metta area of Lagos state, on Sunday evening, November 8.

The incident reportedly started around past 7:00pm at Kano street but the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, as at the time of filing this report.

A similar incident occurred a year ago, affecting five buildings, a bakery, and many shanties. Jebba, Okobaba, Tapa, Coates, and Kano streets were among the areas razed by the inferno.

Following the incident, several victims were reportedly rendered homeless, leaving residents to sleep at the burnt site, Okobaba football pitch, and Okobaba sawmill for days.

Firefighters from Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) have arrived at the scene of the incident alongside Lagos fire service and federal fire service to put out the raging fire.

On Thursday, a fire outbreak occurred at the Oando petroleum tank depot at Bonny Road, Apapa area of Lagos state.

Read Also: Fire Guts Oando Tank Farm In Apapa, Lagos (Photos/Videos)

According to OVH Energy, the company in charge of Oando retail brand in West Africa, the fire outbreak took place at OVH Energy, Terminal 1, Apapa in the afternoon.

It disclosed that preliminary information from the fire incident showed that it emanated from a tank within the terminal.

The fire was successfully put out on Saturday afternoon after operatives of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) contained the fire.

More details to come.

Here are some photos and a video of the fire incident at Ebute-Metta below;

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