Category Archives: Fire

Fire guts Ikotun bank ATM gallery in Lagos

By Olasunkanmi Akoni Pandemonium broke out yesterday afternoon, when fire suddenly gutted a bungalow housing about six Automated Teller Machines, ATM, at Access Bank, Ikotun Branch, old Alimosho Local Government Area, Lagos. It was gathered that property worth millions of Naira and unspecified amount of money were destroyed in the late afternoon inferno. Director, Lagos […]

6 die in fire incidents in Nasarawa State

The Chief Fire Officer of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Dogara Dalhatu, said on Friday that six persons lost their lives in the fire incidents that occurred in the state from January to date. Dalhatu who disclosed this to newsmen in Lafia said that property worth N82 million was lost during the incidents. He said the state […]

Hundreds flee as fire rages in southern France

A forest fire raged in parched southern France on Thursday, forcing 400 campers and residents to flee, firefighters said. California-fire The blaze has been contained after ravaging 500 hectares (1,250 acres) of pine forest and bush 40 kilometres (25 miles) southwest of Montpellier, the fire service said. Some 200 firefighters were still battling the blaze, […]

Fire guts Kuje Prison

Inmates and Prison officials were on Friday thrown into panic and confusion as a section of the Kuje Prison went in flames. The fire which lasted for over 15 minutes gutted a clinic section of the prison after officers of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) on duty struggled to put it out with several fire […]

Another fire disaster tears London apart

Just about four weeks after the residential building popularly known as Grenfell Tower was ravaged by fire in West London which left no fewer than 80 people dead, another blaze has destroyed the Camden Lock Market. The fire which started in the early hours of Monday rendered the Market which is a popular tourist destination […]

Independence Day celebration turns sour in U.S.

A fire broke out underneath an Independence Day fireworks show in Arizona Monday and was captured on camera. The blaze was caught on camera as fireworks exploded overhead in Parker. Fire departments responded to the scene and no one was injured, the BlueWater Resort & Casino said on Facebook. The blaze was caused by a […]