Fire Razes Bayelsa Radio Station

 

Residents of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa States capital were greeted with anxiety following the razing of the State-owned radio station on Tuesday morning.

The fire, which started on Tuesday morning at about 7:30 am destroyed a critical section Bayelsa Radio, which is located along Azikoro Road in the state capital.

Confirming the incident, the Commissioner for Information in the state, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said nobody was injured neither was any life lost in the inferno.

According to him, the state government will probe the cause of the outbreak to avoid a reoccurrence.

He explained that his ministry will work out modalities to ensure the resumption of full broadcasting to the delight of its audience.

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As at the time of filing this report, men of the Bayelsa State Fire Service were seen battling to put out the fire.

The inferno however destroyed some facilities in the live studio, links room, ICT unit, recording studios, and the presenter’s office.

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Three Killed As Fire Guts IDP Camp In Borno

 

Three persons have been killed in a fire outbreak that occurred at an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Monguno, Borno State.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed this in a statement on Friday by its Head of Media and Public Relations, Mr Sani Datti.

According to him, the incident occurred on Thursday at the camp which houses nearly 8,000 IDPs.

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, while sympathising with the victims said the fire started in a family cooking area in front of a shelter made of straw, bamboo and plastic sheeting, sweeping through the Stadium Camp.


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Fire Guts Property Worth Millions In Nasarawa Market

 

Property worth millions of naira have been gutted by fire at the Keffi market in Nasararwa State.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday but the cause is, however, yet to be identified.

Some of the victims who spoke to Channels Television decried that a similar incident occurs every end of the year.

They, therefore, called on the government to intervene immediately and come up with strategies to avoid a recurrence.

 

 

Fire Guts APC Office In Imo State

A section of the APC Secretariat in Imo State which was gutted by fire on Friday, May 11, 2018.

 

Less than 24 hours to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Local Government congress in Imo State a fire outbreak has occurred in the party’s secretariat.

The fire outbreak occurred in one of the offices at the APC secretariat located along Okigwe road in Owerri. Properties and vital documents were destroyed in the fire.

This fire outbreak has created a tensed political atmosphere as some members have alleged that the secretariat was set ablaze by some yet to be identified hoodlums.

According to eyewitnesses, the fire started around 6:00 p.m. during a heavy downpour which made people around the area scamper for safety.

Security operatives and fire service officials later came to quench the fire.

Security operatives and firefighters at the APC secretariat located along Okigwe road in Owerri, Imo State capital.

 

Another eyewitness account who pleaded anonymity says the office was set ablaze by suspected hoodlums who came in a Siena vehicle and disappeared immediately after setting the office ablaze.

Meanwhile, the Imo State Commissioner of police, Dasuki Galadanchi, who later came to the scene of the incident told newsmen that the cause of the fire has not been ascertained but will ensure that the police gets to the root of the matter.

He assured the people of the state to go about their normal business as the police will ensure the safety of lives and property. He said in the meantime the APC office will be cordoned off.

Outside view of APC secretariat located along Okigwe road in Owerri, Imo State capital.

Two Die In Lagos Gas Explosion

The early working hours of Monday greeted Nigerians with a fire outbreak in Magodo area of Lagos, the nation’s capital.

Two persons were confirmed dead as a result in a fire outbreak from Second Coming gas plant situated along the CMD road of the state.

The fire was allegedly as a result of gas leakage from one of the trucks in the compound.

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Four Children Among 12 Killed In NY Fire – Police

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Four children and a teenager were among the 12 people killed in a blaze that tore through a five-floor apartment building in New York, the city’s worst fire in decades, police confirmed Friday.

Three girls aged one, two and seven, and an unidentified boy were listed among the dead after Thursday’s tragedy in the 25-apartment building in the Bronx. A 19-year-old woman was also killed.

Three other women, including a 37-year-old and a 63-year-old, and four unidentified men were listed as dead, police said.

Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the blaze at the residential building near the Bronx Zoo, a major tourist attraction in the US city home to 8.5 million people.

Mayor Bill de Blasio called it an “unspeakable tragedy” in the middle of the holiday season and said it was the worst fire in the city in at least a quarter-century.

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Fire Destroys Property Worth Millions In Ondo

It was a tragic Christmas for some shop owners as fire destroyed property and goods worth millions on Monday, along the popular Oba Adesida Road in Ondo state.

Eye-witnesses said the fire, which lasted for over two hours started from one of the shops at about 1:00 pm and later spread to other shops nearby.

As a result of the Christmas break, the shop owners were not around to put out the fire or salvage any of their goods, hence resulting in major damages before the fire was eventually put out.

On hearing news of the incident, shop owners who were affected lamented over the huge loss.

One of the victims who owns a big bookshop, Patrick Adedeji, narrated his plight to Channels Television.

“I was at the Redemption camp in Lagos when I started seeing strange calls on my phone. I managed to answer one and I was informed that my shop was on fire. Some of my people rushed down here but before then, everything was burnt. I’m at a total loss now as I just stocked the shop with goods worth millions of naira,” he said.

Another victim, Remi Ibitola who operates a recording studio said: “Though my office was not burnt but because it was a storey building, it was from there people were pouring water to put off the fire in the shops around.

“All our equipment were destroyed and flooded. Some of the people who came around carted away some of my property. I have lost close to 20 million naira worth of property to the fire outbreak, it is quite unfortunate.”

All those affected have made a passionate appeal to the government as well as spirited Nigerians to come to their aid.

Over 30 Bodies Found In Burnt Philippine Mall – Fire Chief

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Firemen have found the bodies of “around” 36 people after a deadly blaze at a shopping mall in the southern Philippines, a fire official said Monday.

The regional chief of the Bureau of Fire Protection, Wilberto Rico Neil Kwan Tiu, told weeping relatives of the missing that he personally counted “around 36” bodies in an office lobby at the burned down NCCC shopping mall in Davao.

Mayor Sara Duterte said earlier that 38 people were missing and believed to have died in the fire, with one other unidentified body recovered on Sunday.

Adele Visits London’s Grenfell Tower Following Fire

British singer Adele visited Grenfell Tower in London on Thursday June 15 during the early hours.

The Grammy winner musician was at the place of the disaster around midnight according to an eyewitness.
“The 29-year-old singer was near the cordoned-off area” the eyewitness said.

The death toll in a fire disaster that destroyed a 24-storey block of flats in London was expected to rise on Thursday June 15, with many people still missing and firefighters facing hazardous conditions as they searched the charred carcass.

Smoke was still wafting out of the shell of the Grenfell Tower on Thursday morning and a Reuters witness saw a big piece of cladding falling from the building, 32 hours after fire engulfed the building in the early hours of Wednesday June 14 and turned it into a huge flaming torch in minutes.

Authorities have confirmed 12 deaths but have said that the figure would rise and that they did not expect to find any survivors.
Firefighters rescued 65 people from the building.

Yaba College Of Technology Female Hostel Gutted By Fire

yabafireThe Bakassi block, a two-storey building of the female hostel at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, has been gutted by fire.

The fire which the Lagos state fire service suspects started as a result of a spark from an electric panel, started at about 5:20 am on Wednesday morning and was on till about 7:00 am.

While rescue efforts have been on-going by men of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos state Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and state fire service, no one has so far been reported hurt.

However, a report by a NEMA official revealed that four ladies who went into a state of shock and were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Yaba, have been stabilised.

20 rooms were reported to have been damaged extensively while five rooms were partially affected at the topmost floor.

Gas Explosion Fire Destroys Farmlands In Imo

fireA fire outbreak has destroyed a large number of farmlands and farm produce in Oguagburo Akri community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.

The fire, which was caused by the gas flaring explosion at the AGIP flow station on February 3 has caused the indigenes of the community to cry out to the government for an intervention.

An indigene of the community said that the major activities of the people of the community is farming, stressing that they are slowly losing their livelihood.

The residents of the community converged on the flow station to express their anger.

They said that the explosion occurred as a result of the malfunctioning of the gas flaring tunnel of the flow station.

The villagers also lamented that many cassava and plantain farms were burnt while fish ponds were dried up.

They alleged that in spite of their plight, the company appeared not to care about them.

 

Fire Guts Yola Market

Yola_Market_FireFire has razed a major market in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, Nigeria’s northeast region.

The fire, which started between 3:00AM to 4:00AM, was suspected to be from an electrical fault.

Efforts by the State Fire Service and that of the AUN Fire Department could not save the situation as about 95% of the market had been razed down.

The incident is sure to affect food supply in the state capital because it is a major market for grains such as rice, maize, beans, guinea corn and other food items.

An eyewitness, Usman Ajuji, told Channels Television, “A lot of our goods were burnt and we have lost a lot.

“I have never seen this type of fire before in my life. Already we have lost out and our prayer is that God will help us all. The loss cannot be quantified. I appeal to the government to come and assist.”

Another eyewitness, who sells food in the market, said she alongside her brother lost everything in the inferno and also called on the government to assist them in picking up the pieces of what is left of their lives.

The Chief Security, Yola Town Market, Alhaji Gidado, said “Very early this morning at about 3:00AM, I was called by my officer on phone that there was a fire in the market. I quickly contacted the Fire Department and the Yola Divisional Police Officer (DPO).

“By the time we arrived, the fire had already taken over the market. When the fire service arrived, a lot of damage had been done.”

No life was lost in the fire outbreak.

The Yola market fire came barely 24 hours after a fire outbreak burnt property worth millions of Naira in the Abdulkadir Kure Market,  Minna, the Niger State capital.

The incident occurred at around 1:00AM on Sunday morning and was blamed on the use of generators because as at the time of the incident, there was no electricity supply.