In a daring and heroic rescue operation, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service saved the lives of two adult males from a devastating fire outbreak that occurred in the early hours of Tuesday. The incident unfolded at Victory Bay in the Ikota Housing Estate, Ajah, Lagos.
The eyewitness account reveals that the fire emergency transpired at approximately 3:30 a.m., plunging the residents into a perilous situation. However, swift action by the dedicated team at the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service prevented a potential tragedy.
Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, confirmed the occurrence and provided details about the incident. She stated that the emergency alert was received at 4:10 a.m. on Tuesday, prompting an immediate response from the Lekki Phase II Fire crew.
The fire had erupted in a shanty-style multi-story building situated within the precinct of the estate. This building consisted of four rooms on each floor, and the flames posed a grave threat to anyone trapped within.
Thanks to the courageous efforts of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service personnel and the invaluable support of the local community members, the victims were successfully rescued from the blazing structure. While both individuals were saved, they had sustained varying degrees of burns as a result of the fire.
Following their rescue, the victims received immediate medical attention from the Lagos State Ambulance Service, ensuring that they were stabilized before being transported to a hospital for further treatment.
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