Two Major Lagos Fire Incidents Recorded ‘in the Last 20 Hours’-NEMA



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Fuel Tank on Fire:Picture source: YNaija

The National Emergency Management Agency ,NEMA said it has been able to respond to various fire incidents across the country in the last 24 hours.Yushau Shuaib, NEMA’s spokesman said “In the last 20 hours for instance, two major fire incidents have been recorded in Lagos: fire razed the Ebute Metta neighborhood last night and a vessel (ship) carrying petroleum product exploded burnt at the Tincan Island Port today.”

The agency in the  statement said “Within the last 24 hours teams from the National Emergency Management Agency, Fire-fighters and other response agencies, have been able to respond to different fire incidents in the country within the available resources. In most cases the agencies in a well coordinated collaboration utilize the services of trained volunteers to assist on the seeming overwhelming incident of fire outbreaks in the New Year.

“NEMA had in December 2012 warned of likely outbreak of fire incidents in the New Year from mishandling of inflammable that could be triggered by the current weather condition (Harmattan/Dry Season) among others”Shuaib said .

 


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