Fire on Tuesday, gutted the headquarters of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), located in Oshodi area of the state.
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According to a statement released on Twitter by the agency following the incident, the fire started from a faulty air conditioner on the second floor of the building.
It said the building was evacuated, while staff summoned their fire drill training to ensure that it does not spread to other offices.
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LASTMA also said a headcount was conducted and the state fire service responded promptly to extinguish the fire, after they were alerted.
“Minor fire incident at LASTMA headquarters,” the agency wrote.
“Mr. Olajide Oduyoye, has stated that there was a minor fire incident at the LASTMA Headquarters today, September 22, 2020 which emanated from a faulty air conditioner on the second floor of the building.
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“He observed that immediately the fire was noticed on the air conditioner, the headquarter staff following the past fire drill training, evacuated the building to a muster point where head count was taken while…
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“Some of the staff trained in proper fire drill used the fire extinguishers located on all the floors of the building to douse the fire, the Fire Service were immediately summoned through a telephone call.
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“Oduyoye noted that the @LAG_FireService promptly responded to the call, put out the fire which was still slightly burning from the air conditioner and ensured that the fire did not spread inside the office it occurred or the whole building.
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“The General Manager thanked all the staff and the Firemen for taking prompt action thereby averting the untold damage that could have occurred to the human and material resources of the Agency which could have been a setback.
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“He further enjoined all to always be alert to the happenings in their environment at all times.”