There was tumultuous outburst on Wednesday morning as raging fire brought down several buildings and shops situated in Owode Onirin, along Ikorodu Road area of Lagos State.
Meanwhile, residents and hoodlums have warded off efforts by men of the Lagos State Fire Service and Rescue Team, missioned to the scene as they were attacked.
It was gathered that the attackers were protesting the lateness of fire men who were accused of lackadaisical response to the distress call.
The development has led to wide spread of the raging fire to adjoining structures.
The Public Relations Officer of the state Fire Service, Mr. Sakiru Amodu, who confirmed the development said all efforts are on to keep the fire under control.
Amodu promised to give situation reports, regarding the attack on the state firemen.
The cause of the fire outbreak could not be ascertained as at this press time.
However, at the scene, “some frantic residents tried to pour water on the fire but instead fuelled and started spreading to other structures,” an eyewitness, Hakeem Adu, told our correspondents.
It was gathered that the fire started at about 9 am from a building before it spread to other structures, including unspecified number of shops.