Fire guts shanties in Ebute Meta area of Lagos, displaces residents
An informal settlement on Kano Street, in the Ebute Meta area of Lagos Island has been gutted by fire.
As of the time of filing this report on Sunday, the cause of the fire incident had yet to be known but emergency responders had been deployed in the area.
Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the fire incident had displaced residents in the affected area, adding that emergency responders were still trying to put out the flames.
Oke-Osayintolu said, “The Agency responded to distress calls earlier this evening and upon arrival, discovered a fire outbreak affecting a number of informal settlements at the aforementioned location.
“Efforts are ongoing to put out the fire which has affected a number of households and displaced the residents of the settlements.
“A joint team of responders which includes the Agency’s LRT, LRU FIRE, LAGOS FIRE and FEDERAL FIRE are battling the flames. Further update will be communicated.”
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