Foam Market In Mushin Local Government Gutted By Fire

By Chinenye Festus:-
Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State witnessed tragedy as heavy fire razed down a foam market in the community.
In a statement issued by the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu who confirmed the incident to journalists, said that the tragedy occurred around 1 pm at 16, Ladipo Street in Mushin.
Oke-Osanyintolu explained that first responders including LASEMA operatives have been deployed in the scene to prevent the fire from escalating to adjoining buildings.
He explained further that the agency received distress calls to the 767/112 and responded to a report on the above. Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a mattress shop was the initial source of the fire.
The flames subsequently escalated to other closely adjoining shops and the joint responders led by the Agency DG/CEO, Nigeria Police, LASG fire, LRU fire, LNSC worked together to curtail the inferno from escalating to more adjoining buildings.
Oke-Osanyintolu lamented on some severe operational challenges due to huge crowds who failed to comply with authorities and maintain appropriate distance for responders to work freely.
The closely located buildings have proven to be a challenge for curtailing the spread of the fire. The spread has been stopped and the operation is ongoing to fully extinguish the flames and determine the root cause.
Although the statement did not state whether there was any loss of human life following the fire outbreak, It was gathered that properties were lost.

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