Fire hits Gowon Estate in Lagos



    Fire engulfs homes in Gowon Estate, Lagos

    By Edwin Nwachukwu

    Friday evening hearth engulfed and burnt three duplexes on 34 Road, B Close, Gowon Estate, Egbeda in Lagos, however no casualty was recorded.

    An eyewitness, who spoke to NAN, stated that the hearth was first seen at about 7.15 p.m in one of many duplexes earlier than spreading to the others.

    He stated that an occupant in one in all duplexes, who had simply returned, opened the door and met the raging hearth;

    He instantly raised an alarm which attracted neighbours and sympathisers.

    According to the witness, the bewildered occupant’s motion rapidly attracted extra sympathisers’ who ran helter-skelter in aiding to put-off the hearth, however their efforts weren’t sufficient.

    But the arrival and efforts of a mixed workforce of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and State Fire Service officers to the scene helped to quench the hearth.

    Some of the residents, who additionally spoke to NAN, recommended the early arrival of the LASEMA personnel, saying that they bought to the scene 30 minutes after they had been known as.

    “They got here with 5 vans, all with enough water that tackled the inferno earlier than it was lastly put-off,’’ the Community Development Association (CDA) Chairman, Mr Nathanel Okoro, stated.

    He additionally praised the DPO of the Gowon Estate Police Station, Mr Adeniyi Adedeji, for personally main his workforce to the scene to supply safety.

    The police led the LASEMA official to the find distressed homes.

    A LASEMA officer, who recognized himself as Mr Olaolu Odufuwa, informed NAN that the reason for the hearth couldn’t be ascertained instantly.

    The property had additionally recorded a late evening inferno on Nov. 28, 2017, which gutted 5 of eight outlets connected to a Union Bank constructing on 411 Road Junction. (NAN)