FireOutbreak: LASEMA rescues 7 children from orphanage home
The Head of Public Affairs Unit, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, Mr. Nosa Okunbor says that their men had yesterday, Sunday, rescued seven children from a fire incident at an orphanage/motherless babies home.
LASEMA PRO in a statement made available to the Media in the early hours of today, Monday, said the orphanage home was engulfed by a domestic fire.
According to reports, the said fire was began from an air conditioning unit in the house following a power surge, on Sunday afternoon.
It was gathered that the seven male children were all rescued by the agency from the one-storey building housing the home which is located at No. 7 Wole Madariola St., off Enitan Kusimo Street, Aguda, Lagos.
The release read in part:
“A one-storey building housing an orphanage/motherless babies home was engulfed by fire which reportedly started from an air conditioning unit in the house as a result of power surge which was said to have quickly spread out.
“A total of seven boys with ages ranging between one and seven years were quickly evacuated from the home and safely relocated to the compound opposite the home.
“Management team of the home informed LASEMA of plans to relocate the children to the house of the owner of the home temporarily, to ensure their welfare was sustained.
“The fire which had initially spread to the storage room of the home has been extinguished with dampening down concluded.”