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119 fire outbreaks occurred in Lagos in January 2019, govt. records show

The Lagos State Fire Service has raised alarm over frequent fire outbreaks in the state attributing it to high level of unconsciousness and negligence in the handling of fire and other flammable materials as major causes.

The Agency revealed that it has recorded over 119 fire incidents since the beginning of 2019 till date.

Speaking on the development, the Acting Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musibau, lamented that valuables worth millions and lives were being lost daily to avoidable fire outbreaks.

According to Rasaki, the directorate received nothing less than 17 fire emergencies weekly, which he said called for concern as a responsible government that placed safety of it citizenry at premium.

“Fire outbreaks in the state have become a perennial problem, with many reported cases which in no doubt pose serious threat to national economy and further leaves enormous material damage, injury to persons and disruption of economic and social life,” he said.

He added that; “Some of the fire cases are mostly caused by negligence on the part of those who use it, hence the need to priorities the management and prevention of fire in our environment.”

Recall that InsideMainland reported a fire outbreak that gutted a building in Magodo, Lagos Mainland, yesterday, Thursday, January 25, 2019.



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