A serious fire outbreak rocked Abule-Egba community in Lagos state in the early hours of Wednesday, 19th December, 2018, Naija News understands.
It was gathered that the inferno was caused by activities of pipeline vandals which led to an explosion in the area.
We Heard Of The Tragic News Of A High Magnitude Fire Outbreak In Abule Egba, Lagos, Nigeria.
No Figure Of Casualties Announced Yet But We Pray The Victims Of The Outbreak Have The Fortitude To Bear The Loss.
Stay Strong Guys ??#PrayForAbuleEgba #IASF
— International African Student Festival (@IASF_Official) December 19, 2018
According to reports, the fire started around 3:30am on Wednesday. Residential and commercial houses were affected as the fire engulfed the neighborhood – with many people scampering to safety.
No life was however reported lost in the incident.
It is reported that vandals caused the explosion from the pipelines, which extended to Abule Egba Bus Stop.
Men of the fire service arrived in trucks hours after the fire incident which destroyed many properties in the area.
Commander RRS and his officers are currently at the scene of the pipeline fire outbreak in Abule egba which occurred in the early hours of today. @lasemasocial and Lagos Fire service have brought the situation under control. #TheGoodGuys pic.twitter.com/B6JmQVLf3A
— Rapid Response Squad (@rrslagos767) December 19, 2018
A combined team of security operatives have already been deployed to the area to ensure peace and calm is maintained in the affected areas.