Fire guts TCN substation in Lagos

A midnight fire engulfed a substation of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in Maryland, Lagos state.

The incident occurred on Saturday, December 16, according to a statement by the Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service Margaret Adeseye.

Adeseye released the statement shortly after the fire was extinguished, stating that no life was lost in the process.

“The fire that erupted at the Transmission Company of Nigeria power substation at Maryland Junction, Maryland, at about 20:06 hours has been put out by the gallantry crew of the Ilupeju Fire Crew of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service.

“No casualties were recorded as an investigation into the cause of the fire and the enumeration of valuables affected is ongoing,” Adeseye noted.

About three weeks ago, one person died in a fire that occurred in the Adealu area of Dopemu-Agege, Lagos.

The fire affected the upper floor of a storey building with four flats.



    The victim had been a male occupant of the building and was already suspected to be dead at the time emergency responders arrived at the scene.

    Also in Agege, four people were injured during a gas explosion that occurred in June.

    The incident occurred when a shop where gas cylinders were being stored caught fire after a leak led to the explosion of one of the cylinders.

    Although no life was lost, the injured persons sustained second-degree burns as a result.

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

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