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Fire Engulfs Multiple Buildings in Lagos Island

In a devastating incident at Dosumu Idumota street, Jankara, a fire broke out engulfing several buildings, according to a preliminary report released by Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

At 11:02 am local time, distress calls flooded LASEMA’s toll-free emergency numbers, 767/112, triggering an immediate response from the agency’s Lekki Response Team.

Upon arrival, responders found a two-storey building, an adjacent structure, and two other three-storey buildings ablaze. The cause of the inferno remains undetermined, with the fire rapidly spreading to nearby properties.

Despite the intense blaze, no casualties or injuries were reported among residents or emergency personnel. However, during firefighting efforts, an adult female collapsed and received swift medical attention from paramedics before being transferred to Marina General Hospital for further treatment.

LASEMA swiftly mobilized additional teams, manpower, and equipment from Onipanu, Cappa Base, and the LRU Fire Unit to augment the response capacity. Various emergency agencies including the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, LASAMBUS, LNSC officials, CBD Crew, and officers from the Nigeria Police Force are collaborating to combat the fire and prevent its spread to neighboring structures.

Currently, the focus is on recovery operations as emergency responders work tirelessly to contain the inferno and prevent further devastation in the densely populated area of Lagos Island.

The incident underscores the importance of coordinated emergency response efforts and the resilience of Lagos state’s emergency services in the face of such challenges.

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