A fire incidence at the Federal Ministry of Works Building at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos on Tuesday destroyed property worth millions of Naira. The fire is believed to have started from the R&A section on the ground floor of the two-storey building at about 6:30p.m when workers had closed business for the day.
According to eyewitness, the fire lasted for about one hour and affected at least three offices in the building before the fire was put out by the Fire Services Department.
The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr. Rasak Fadipe, while confirming the incidence, blamed the cause of the fire on power surge in an air conditioner in the office.
“Immediately we received the call, fire trucks were deployed to the scene.”
“The fire started from the R&A office and damaged property inside. The fire later spread to two other offices.
“It was the prompt effort of the fire service officials that prevented the fire from spreading to other floors in the building.”
There were no casualties recorded at the incidence.