Another Fire Takes Down Building At Lagos Island's Martins Street

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Barely 24 hours after a fire incident that gutted a building at 43 Martins Street in Lagos Island, another fire has been reported in the same area, this time at 45 Martins Street.

The spokesman, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor, who spoke to Daily Sun, said that the fire occurred at about 6:30 am.

The building is next to the six-storied building that was dismantled by fire on Tuesday. Okunbor explained that the LASG FIRE has assessed the fire, but cannot risk going up the building for safety purpose.

Union Bank Fire Service was reportedly approached by the LASEMA Lagos Central Zone (Sharks Response Squad), to assist with their Sky-lift fire truck to facilitate operation.

LASEMA, meanwhile, has deployed an emergency escalator and a low bed equipment to combat the fire, Okunbor told Daily Sun.

The latest fire occurred during the course of LASEMA conducting a material testing on surrounding buildings at the site of Tuesday’s incident. This was complicated as a result of poor building plan which made access very difficult, the spokesman told Daily Sun.

According to a source, Tuesday’s fire escalated and spread due to too much of combustible materials and fuel stored for generator sets inside the building.

Source:Daily Sun

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