A part of the palace of the monarch of Isheri-Olofin, Oba Wahab Balogun, has been gutted by fire.
The Oba’s palace is situated around the Isheri roundabout area of Idimu, Lagos State.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed that the fire was caused by high voltage electricity, razing one of the rooms in an eight-bedroom bungalow on the premises of the palace. Hmmm
A yet-to-be identified man got choked with the smoke as the LASEMA officials and able-bodied men in the area rushed to the palace to stop the fire.
The victim was said to have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The spokesperson for LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor said post-disaster assessment was conducted by the team in the presence of some palace officials and there is no threat of re-ignition as the fire was extinguished with copious volume of water.
“Also, the eight-room bungalow did not show signs of structural defects as a result of the fire.
The operation has been concluded”, he said.