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BREAKING: Fire razes building in Mende-Maryland

by Damilola Agekameh, Badejo Oluwaseun, and Alli Mustapha

There was mild apprehension in Mende, Maryland, earlier today, Monday, March 2, 2020, following the fire incident that occurred in an apartment located in the axis.

InsideMainland gathered that a distress call was made to the security officers guarding the estate by residents of No. 17, Ibironke Crescent, Okunola Aina, Mende at around 5 pm on after fire started in a part of the building.

The Security officers upon receiving the call, immediately notified the rescue team of the Lagos State Fire Services who deployed officers to the scene to tend to the fire.

Inside Mainland gathered from a witness on the scene that a girl was screaming which alerted the whole street.

The eyewitness who resides in the apartment next to where the fire occured told InsideMainland that; “I was in my house and I heard a girl screaming, I called some guys around because I thought they were beating her at first, but it happened to be fire from the store in the building. There was smoke everywhere and the girl had to jump the fence to escape from the building.”

Commenting, the security officer who received the distress call said; “I got a call by 4;50pm by a neighbor that there is fire and immediately, I called the fire services. I rushed to the scene and I discovered that fire came from a store in a building in the estate.”

The fire was put off quickly by the LASG Fire service team and there was no casualty. In addition, the Police team mobilized to the scene arrived 7 minutes after the fire was put out. 

At the time of filing this report, it was unclear as to what caused the fire as the owner of the house was distraught and was unable to give a statement. 

Meanwhile, the fire incident is the second one in the estate in the last 48 hours. Over the weekend, another fire incident occurred in a building on Okunola Aina Street, Mende, at about 2:00am, which drew the attention of residents in the estate.


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