Fire guts LASTMA yard, 10 seized vehicles, trailer razed

Ten cars and a trailer were razed by fire on Friday when the yard belonging to the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) in the Oshodi area of Lagos State where seized vehicles are kept went up in flames.

The incident, which happened on Friday evening, caused confusion as officials of the agency and other government emergency agencies rushed down to the scene to put out the fire which cause was unknown as of the time of this report.

According to a statement issued over the incident by Nosa Okunbor, Head, Public Affairs of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) on Friday, it took the combined efforts of various emergency agencies to battle the fire for hours before it was eventually put out.

According to him: “Information gathered by LRT on arrival at the scene revealed that the fire started from the compound where impounded vehicles was kept.

“The course of the fire was unknown as at the time of filing in this report.

“A total number of 10 cars and one trailer were razed by the inferno. No casualty was recorded at the scene as the LRT, LRU Fire and LASG Fire are all responders.

“The fire has been successfully put out by joint responders, dampening down is presently ongoing.”

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