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LASTMA fire outbreak razes impounded vehicles

The fire outbreak that gutted the yard of Lagos State Transport Management Agency (LASTMA) located at Oshodi, has been reported to have razed eleven impounded vehicles.

The Lagos State Emergency Agency’s (LASEMA) spokesperson, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed this to journalists.

The cause of the fire is unknown as of the time of filling this report.

He said, “LASEMA is in an ongoing operation at the LASTMA yard Oshodi curtailing a fire outbreak. The cause of the fire outbreak is yet to be ascertained.

“Information gathered by LRT on arrival at the scene revealed that the fire started from the compound where impounded vehicles were kept.

“A total number of ten cars and one trailer was razed by the inferno.

“No casualties recorded at the scene as the LRT, LRU Fire and LASG Fire are all responders.

“The fire has been successfully put out by joint responders, dampening down is presently ongoing.”

However in an update message posted on LASEMA Facebook wall by the General Manager of the state agency, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu stated that “unfortunately, another distress call was put accross to the Team earlier this morning Saturday 15th August 2020 at about 6:55 am informing of another Re- ignition from the same spot”.

The cause of the incident was attibuted to the decomposition of combustible refuse within the compound.

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