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Shops destroyed as fire razes sawmill in Lagos

Several shops have been razed by an inferno in Oko Oba, Ebute Meta axis of Lagos state.

According to a statement by Ogabi Olajide, deputy head of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, the incident occurred on Monday.

“On arrival at the scene, it was discovered that make-shift commercial shops of various sizes and patterns used in trading and stocking of woods were well alight as the crews deployed copious water and chemical foam compound to douse the raging fire,” the statement reads.

“Concerted efforts from emergency responders were also called for back up as the shanties Saw Mill Fire spread due to the nature of the combustible substances involved over an expanse vast land sweeping through market.

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