A fire on Thursday destroyed no fewer than 32 shops and warehouses on Igaidungarun street, Lagos Island.
The incident was confirmed by the Director General of Lagos State Emergency Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu.
He said, “Upon arrival at the incident scene, a three storey building which consists of 32 shops and warehouses were engulfed in flames, starting from the second floor and spreading up to the third floor.
“Investigation revealed that the fire outbreak was caused by a power surge when the light within the area was restored.
“Unfortunately, it appears that goods of significant commercial value have been destroyed by the inferno.
“The combined efforts of the LASEMA Fire Team, Lagos State Fire Service and Federal Fire service contained the fire and eventually put it out. Other responders present at the incident scene were: National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency, LNSC, and Nigeria Police.
Oke-Osanyintolu appealed to Lagosians to ensure electrical appliances are properly switched off when not in use to avoid a reoccurrence of such incidents.