But for the timely intervention of fire fighters from the Lagos State Fire Service, LSFS, it would have been another case of fire disaster on Wednesday morning at the RRS office in Alausa, Ikeja.
There was fire outbreak at the Nigeria Police Station, Rapid Response Squad, RRS, office at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja with heavy smoke billowing out from the building situated next to the Bagauda Kaltho Press Center, which is the office for correspondents covering the governor’s office.
It created pandemonium with officers running around in confusion as well as civil servants from the surrounding offices trying to find a solution to the outbreak.
But the situation was brought under control with the timely arrival of the Lagos State Fire Service, whose office is also at Alausa.
As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the outbreak was yet to be determined, but it is suspected to have been caused by power surge.
However, all officers on duty were safely evacuated from the building and no casualty was recorded.
It would be recalled that Lagos has recently been plagued by series of fire outbreak which resulted in the loss of lives and properties