An early morning inferno has destroyed properties worth millions at 7th Avenue, in-front of J close, opposite the police post, Festac Town, Lagos State.
The fire incident happened in a 1000Sqm plus empty land occupied by different squatters from various nationalities in Nigeria mostly northerners.
Comrade Ayodele Adewale, the Immediate past Executive Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, who was called by one of the residents, Mr. Sylvester Ojegba, called the Lagos State emergency number 767 to report the incident.
He also called Mr. Osanyintolu - Head of Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), the Divisional Police Officer, Festac Police Station and other disaster management agencies for support.
The men of the Federal Fire Service, Festac Town came on time with one truck with registration number FFS-54 led by DSF Owana. They were later joined by another fire truck with registration number LA 150 A40 led by Akoteyon Sunday from Lagos State Fire Service, Ojo LGA.
The fire was put out at 3.25am, unfortunately the materials which the shanties were made off were highly inflammable and frantic efforts to save properties proved abortive.
The cause of fire was traced to a generating set but no life was lost during the incident.