Saturday, January 23

Tag: Inferno

Fire Outbreak Destroys Twenty Shops and Five Houses in Akure
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Fire Outbreak Destroys Twenty Shops and Five Houses in Akure

Some residents and traders in the Obanla area of Akure, the Ondo state capital are currently counting their losses following a fire outbreak in the area last night June 14. Five houses and twenty shops were destroyed in the inferno. The cause of the fire outbreak is yet unknown. See more photos and video from the scene of the incident below.  
Fire Razes 23 Shops in Kwara Market
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Fire Razes 23 Shops in Kwara Market

About 23 shops and goods believed to worth millions of Naira were destroyed in a fire incident yesterday March 17 at Owode market in Offa, Kwara State. The fire reportedly started by 1a.m, however the arrival of firefighters prevented the inferno from spreading to other shops and houses in the vicinity. The Head, Media and Publicity of the Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle who confirmed the incident said it is suspected an electric spark caused the incident. He said; “If not because of the quick intervention of the Fire Brigade, the disaster would have been greater. About 23 shops were affected due to the little delay in reaching out to the Fire Brigade. “The cause of the inferno was suspected to be an electric spark, even though the intelligent team of the s...
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Fire guts Otukpo Main Market in Benue

Shops and goods worth millions of Naira were destroyed after fire gutted Otukpo Main Market in the early hours of today March 16. Federal Fire Service said they arrived at the scene at 4am today to combat the inferno. @Fedfireng tweeted: "At exactly 4:00 hours, today 16/03/2020, Men of the Federal Fire Service, Zone A division, turned out to combat a raging inferno at the Main Market, Otukpo, Benue State. Fire was successfully extinguished."     However, someone whose mother's shop was affected by the fire claims the fire service didn't show up till 8am.     Photos and videos shared online show concerned residents and shop owners doing everything they could to subdue the flames that continued raging hours after it began.   ...
Over 50 Houses Destroyed in Lagos Explosion – NEMA
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Over 50 Houses Destroyed in Lagos Explosion – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has revealed that over 50 houses were destroyed in the explosion that rocked Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos on Sunday. This was according to the acting coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye. Farinloye said that the cause of the explosion and casualty figure were currently unknown as at the time of filing this report, while rescue operations are still going on in the affected area. He said the resulting fire, from the explosion, later spread to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) oil pipeline passing through the area, although the pipeline has been shut down as a precautionary measure. According to him, a combined team of the Lagos State Fire Servic...
Mother, Daughter, Vulcaniser Burned in Tanker Explosion
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Mother, Daughter, Vulcaniser Burned in Tanker Explosion

A woman, her daughter and a vulcaniser on Saturday suffered varying degrees of burns after a petrol tanker explosion at Atatun, Ijaiye-Tutun, in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The victims were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta. The inferno engulfed at least five houses and several shops. Mrs Olufote, an eyewitness, told newsmen on Saturday that the incident occurred when the tanker suffered a flat tyre. NAN quoted her as saying the driver parked beside the road to fix the flat tyre unaware that it was a sloppy area. “In the process of trying to fix it, the tanker exploded and even the vulcaniser who was to work on the tyre was affected. “The vulcaniser was fixing a motorcycle tyre when the tanker exploded. “There were ma...
Raging Fire Destroys Multi-million Naira Properties Across Lagos in 24hrs
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Raging Fire Destroys Multi-million Naira Properties Across Lagos in 24hrs

It was a day of fire rage in Lagos early hours of Saturday as several properties were gutted in separate fire outbreaks across the state. Several properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in the inferno. At press time, no loss of life was recorded in the tragedies. The fire outbreaks occurred at the following areas: A residential building at Number 16 Ogunjimi Street, Agbotikuyo, Agege; Residential building at Oba Akinjobi Close on Ikeja, Maryland G.R.A; At number1 Mukuolu Street on Ajayi Road, Ogba and Amu Timber Market in Mushin, Local Government Area. The extent of damage and devastation was recorded much at Amu Timber Market, Mushin by Olorunshogo Bus Stop. Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the fi...
Seven Adults, two children Burnt  in Fatal Accident in Ogun
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Seven Adults, two children Burnt in Fatal Accident in Ogun

No fewer than nine people, seven adults and two children were burnt to death after a commercial bus went up in flames while on motion, at Ijebu-Ife area, along Ore-Ijebu-Ode-Sagamu expressway today Thursday January 16th. A statement from the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command,  said the 19-seater bus belonging to a transport company, was reportedly travelling from the Eastern part of the country to Lagos, before the unfortunate happened. The State FRSC Public Education Officer, Superintendent Route Commander, Florence Okpe, said the vehicle according to one of the survivors carried chemical substances suspected to be inflammable. She said her men upon receiving reports of the fire incident, moved swiftly and were able to contain the fire. “The FRSC rescue tea...
Fire Guts Market in Sokoto
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Fire Guts Market in Sokoto

A fire outbreak at the old market in Sokoto on Tuesday, destroyed about 20 shops. Mustapha Abubakar, the Head of Operations in Sokoto Fire Service, who confirmed the incident today, said that the inferno started at about 11:00 p.m on Monday and lasted till about 2:00 a.m on Tuesday. Abubakar said that the affected shops included those belonging to people selling cosmetics and cloths, adding that officials were at the scene investigating the cause of incident and the damages. He said that accurate report would be issued on the incident. Abubakar said that fire fighters made efforts to end the inferno throughout the night. He commended members of the traders union and sister agencies for the support and prayed against recurrence. Traders besieged the affected site, counting ...
Angry Mob Sets Fire Station Ablaze after fire guts Popular Market in Oyo
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Angry Mob Sets Fire Station Ablaze after fire guts Popular Market in Oyo

An angry mob in the ancient town of Akesan in Oyo State attacked a fire station in protest after the popular Akesan market went up in flames in the early hours of Sunday. Akesan market is famous for sale of wide range of food items, local artifacts, clothing materials, household utensils and more. Goods and valuables worth millions of Naira were said to have been destroyed in the fire. Eyewitnesses said that the inferno started around 12:30am. Although the immediate cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed, some people, however, attributed the incident to electric spark. Traders were seen wailing and weeping profusely as all efforts to quench the fire did not yield positive response, it was learnt that the firefighters from Oyo could not move ...
Fire Razes Storey Building in Warri
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Fire Razes Storey Building in Warri

According to the Nation,fire, on Thursday evening, razed down a storey building along First Marine Gate in Warri, Delta State, destroying properties estimated at millions of naira. The Nation reports that the incident started at about 4:30pm. Although no life was lost, all occupants of the storey building have become homeless due to the inferno. According to residents, an unidentified person had set fire on a refuse dump. Unfortunately, the flames from the burning refuse, extended to a nearby shanty and then the storey building, which was very close to it. Efforts by people in the area to quench the raging inferno which was fueled by the harmattan wind failed. It was gathered that the Delta State Fire Service when contacted claimed that the truck was faulty. “A res...
IPOB Calls Onitsha Tanker Fire A Terror Attack
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IPOB Calls Onitsha Tanker Fire A Terror Attack

The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra has said the Wednesday Onitsha tanker fire disaster was a terrorist attack. In a statement by IPOB’s Media and Public Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group said the consistency with which such mishaps happened in the southern part of the country had clearly shown that they were being executed by certain persons. While sympathising with those who lost their loved ones and property in the inferno, the group said nobody should be deceived that such incidents were mere accidents. It wondered why such incidents were not happening in certain parts of the country where even the owners of such articulated vehicles allegedly hail from. The statement read in part, “With a profound sense of deep sorrow and sadness we commiserate with all the fami...
Many Escape Death As Raging Fire Guts Warehouses, Shops At Lagos Market
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Many Escape Death As Raging Fire Guts Warehouses, Shops At Lagos Market

According to a report by Daily Trust, a fire incident at 4 Market Street Tinubu Square on Lagos Island left many shops and warehouses burnt yesterday. It was learnt that the inferno broke out from a three-storey building in the area. Officers of the state fire service were immediately mobilized to the scene to quell the fire and prevent it from spreading to adjoining shops. The ever busy Market Square on the Island yesterday was chaotic as emergency officials including the state Emergency Management Agency made efforts to put out the fire. Eyewitnesses said the fire incident caused a near stampede scenario among traders and stall owners in the shops to avoid being stuck in the inferno. The emergency agency said no life was lost.
Fire Destroys Relief Materials for IDPs in Maiduguri
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Fire Destroys Relief Materials for IDPs in Maiduguri

An early morning inferno on Wednesday destroyed relief materials worth millions of Naira at the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative’s (PCNI) warehouse, Baga Road in Maiduguri. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fire, which started at about 6.00am, destroyed about 400 mattresses, a vehicle and other items in the warehouse. NAN report that personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), police, fire service and residents in the area quickly rushed to the scene of the incident and assisted in putting out the fire. Mr Ambursa Pindar, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Borno State Fire Service, while confirming the incident, said that a fire truck was deployed to the scene. Pindar said that the ...
Fire Razes 6 Shops In Kebbi Central Market
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Fire Razes 6 Shops In Kebbi Central Market

Fire has razed six shops at the side wings of Birnin Kebbi central market on Friday night. The fire gutted shops where agrochemicals and agricultural materials were being sold in the market. A security guard, Malam Aminu Shehu, however, told NAN that the real cause of the fire outbreak was yet to be ascertained. Shehu confirmed that the intervention of the men of state fire service helped to prevent the fire from extending to more blocks in the market. ”Around 10 a.m yesterday night, I saw smoke and fire coming out from the shops and used my torchlight to check the source of the fire and smoke. I discovered it was our shops where I am securing and I quickly called for help, but I don’t know the cause of the fire,” Shehu said. The sales representative of Saro Agro Science...
Aftermath Of Fire Outbreak: EFCC Relocates Data Centre And Inter Agency Task Force
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Aftermath Of Fire Outbreak: EFCC Relocates Data Centre And Inter Agency Task Force

Following the outbreak of fire on Monday evening at the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Data Centre and the office of the Combined Inter Agency Task Force which were housed by the affected two Storey Costa Hall have been relocated to the Commission’s Jabi new Headquarters.   The value of the damaged items, mostly ICT consumables, is in a few millions. However, a detailed analysis is being awaited. It would be recalled that men of the Federal Fire Service, FFS, Wuse Zonal office today, Monday, 19th November, 2018 successfully subdued the inferno that almost razed down the building.   The fire fighters led by the Sector Commander, Melone Onyekachi, arrived the Wuse 2 office of the Commission when the Service was alerted of ...
Governor Wike Compensates Port-Harcourt Fruit Garden Market Fire Victims
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Governor Wike Compensates Port-Harcourt Fruit Garden Market Fire Victims

Rivers state governor,Ezenwo Nyesom Wike has compensated the victims of the fruit garden market fire inferno in port-harcout,Rivers state. The fruit garden market was burnt down sometime last month,the governor also layed a foundation for the construction of a new market. Traders with shops got #400,000 each while traders who attached got #300,000.
Fire: Wike Meets Traders At Burnt Fruit And Vegetable Market
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Fire: Wike Meets Traders At Burnt Fruit And Vegetable Market

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday morning met with traders at the burnt Fruit and Vegetable Market where he directed the Special Adviser on Special Projects to immediately re-design the market and commence reconstruction processes. z The governor on Thursday night conducted an on-the-spot assessment of the market after the fire incident was reported to him. “Let me assure you that I have directed Special Adviser on Special Projects so that we can rebuild the market immediately “, he said. He reassured the traders that his administration will offer them assistance to get their lives back on track.   Governor Wike directed the Mayor of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area and the councillor of the area where the market is located to work with the trad...
Death toll in Lagos Tanker Explosion Rises To Twelve
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Death toll in Lagos Tanker Explosion Rises To Twelve

The death toll from the tanker explosion which occurred at the Otedola bridge in Lagos last week Thursday has risen to 12. The State Commissioner for Health, Jide Idris disclosed this to newsmen today July 2nd.   Idris said 10 bodies were recovered from the scene of the incident as opposed to the nine initially reported. He said the 10th body recovered was that of an infant, while two of the seven survivors of the inferno later died in the hospital. The commissioner added that other survivors are responding to treatment. 54 cars were burnt in the inferno.
Bayelsa: 13 Lose Lives In Illegal Refinery Explosion
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Bayelsa: 13 Lose Lives In Illegal Refinery Explosion

An inferno yesterday occurred at Kpo Fire (illegal refinery camp) at Kolo Creek community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, resulting in the death of 13 persons, and the destruction of properties. Saturday Telegraph gathered the fire was ignited as a result of scratched matches by a woman who operated an Indomie fast food outlet at the Kpo Fire camp. It was gathered that 13 deaths were recorded while some victims were said to be receiving medical attention in an undisclosed hospital even though others were reportedly still missing as at the time of filing this report.
The Python Does Not Dance…
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The Python Does Not Dance…

Operation code-names have been an important part of military operations since the Germans first applied them in World War 1 but it may be said that the recent (or ongoing?) controversial military exercise in the South Eastern part of Nigeria codenamed Operation Python Dance II is the first major incident in Nigerian military history to draw attention to this seemingly routine aspect of military operations worldwide. An operational code name requires creativity, it is meant to be a cover up, hide the real intentions of the operation, achieve a public relation stunt if possible, and ease communication and strategic documentation within the military hierarchy. The Nigerian military has never been so clever in coming up with operation code names: many of them are dead give-aways (Operation ...
Britain Left ‘Sombre’ By Tower Inferno – Queen
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Britain Left ‘Sombre’ By Tower Inferno – Queen

Queen Elizabeth II said Saturday that Britain had been plunged into a sombre mood after the deadly London tower block inferno, as public anger swelled and dozens were still reported missing. Furious residents heckled Prime Minister Theresa May and stormed the local authority headquarters on Friday, demanding justice for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster which left at least 30 people dead. There were angry scenes at the offices of the Kensington and Chelsea council, which was responsible for managing the 1970s social housing block in a working-class enclave of one of Britain’s richest areas. “It was a death trap and they knew it,” one person shouted as demonstrators stormed inside the offices. Some 19 patients are still being treated in hospital, of whom 10 are in a cri...
London Apartment Building Burns In Massive Fire
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London Apartment Building Burns In Massive Fire

Deaths were confirmed early Wednesday and at least 50 people were injured when a blaze ripped through a high-rise apartment block in the British capital as residents slept. More than 250 firefighters battled the inferno at Grenfell Tower through the night. Witnesses told of hearing people calling for help from within the building as flames quickly spread upwards.  Local resident Tim Downie told NBC News he saw "people dangling children out the windows to try and get them to safety."  London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton called it an "unprecedented incident," adding that a "number of fatalities" were confirmed.  "In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never, ever seen anything of this scale," Cotton said. "This is a major fire that’s affected all floors...
Anambra Begins Sealing Of Filling Station In Residential Areas
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Anambra Begins Sealing Of Filling Station In Residential Areas

Following the unfortunate Inferno at DMGS ROUND-ABOUT that destroyed houses, cars, properties, offices, shops, kekes and other valuables; On Wednesday (night) 15th February, 2017. The Government of Anambra State bold and diligent act to ensure full compliance to the Governor's order; Today, Tuesday, 21st February 2017, have commenced the sealing processes of Filling Station is some residential areas of Anambra State, in a commendable attempt to save guard the lives and properties of Ndi Anambra.
Michael Lynton Exits Sony Pictures
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Michael Lynton Exits Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton is stepping down from the entertainment conglomerate to focus his attention on his chairmanship of Snap, In., the social media owner of Snapchat in which he has a major investment. Lynton is leaving his post atop the conglomerate's motion picture, television and music units but will remain on as co-CEO for six months to help lead a search for his replacement. The announcement of the departure said Sony Corporation CEO Kazuo Hirai will focus with Lynton on the search for a new leader, with the Japanese businessman taking on a much higher profile in the operation. He will serve alongside Lynton as co-CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and open a second office for himself on the the Culver City lot. Among those rumo...
Fire Consumes House In Maryland Lagos
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Fire Consumes House In Maryland Lagos

A house in Mende, Maryland, Lagos suffered a very horrible fate recently as it was totally consumed by fire. The cause of the inferno was not made public. Several valuables and property worth millions of naira were consumed by the flames. Officials of the Lagos state emergency services facilitated the safe rescue of residents.