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Strange Iroko Tree Mysteriously Bursts Into Flames For Hours in Badary Area Lagos(Photo)

A strange Iroko tree located at Topo Motor Park in the Badagry area of Lagos state, reportedly caught fire on Sunday and burnt for almost a day.

While speaking exclusively to PM News, Rasak Fadipe, who is the Director, Lagos State Fire Service, disclosed that the Iroko tree caught fire on its own without anybody setting it ablaze around 7p.m. on Sunday.

“An Iroko tree on its own burst into flames for about six hours in Badagry. Firemen are on ground to prevent the fire from spreading to buildings,” he said in a text message around 1 a.m. on Monday.

Spokesperson, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye also confirmed the incident, adding that firemen were on ground to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby buildings, but the fire could not be put out on time.

“Firemen are on ground to prevent its spread to the nearby buildings. Surprisingly when water with chemical was applied, the fire increased rapidly,” he said.

Around 5.30 p.m. on Monday, Farinloye confirmed that the fire on the Iroko tree had been put out.

“Two branches of the tree were burnt down but the leaves are as fresh as if nothing has happened. The tree is located in Topo motor park, Badagry,” he said.

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