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We recorded 1,642 fire incidents in six months — Lagos State Fire Service


The Lagos State Fire Service has disclosed that the state recorded one thousand, six hundred and forty-two (1,642) fire incidents between January and June 2023, with 42 persons killed.

In the fire incidents, 177 persons were rescued, while N14.62 billion properties were destroyed.

The Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, in its mid-year activity report, explained that out of the 1,462 emergencies attended to, fire disasters ranked highest, with 924 incidents in different parts of the state.

The report noted that 92 emergencies on rescue were recorded, 41 on salvage, three on explosion, and two on building collapse, while 400 false calls were received.

Adeseye, in a statement by the agency’s Deputy Director of Public Affairs, Agboola Ololade said: “The estimated properties saved is about N87.72 billion, leaving the properties loss to N14.62 billion.

“Fire incidences increased indiscriminately from the same period compared to the previous year.”

“Investigations revealed that carelessness and negligence were the major causes of the disaster. There was an increase in unfavorable calls that keep occurring due to the change of strategy in the attendance to distress calls without double-checking for false calls.”

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