Pages Navigation Menu

Nigeria news, headlines, events , stories and all that is trending today

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.

The post Strange Iroko Tree Mysteriously Bursts Into Flames For Hours in Badary Area Lagos(Photo) appeared first on Timeofgist.com.

This post was syndicated from Timeofgist.com. Click here to read the full text on the original website.

Do you something awesome to share with the world? Click here to share

Get thousands of free final year project topics and materials sorted by subject to help with your research

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? Click here to ask

Follow us on twitter @NigeriaTodayNG

Also, Like us on facebook

Comments

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /home/nigtoday/public_html/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/gravatar-hovercards.php on line 238
Download the Nigeria Today app from Play store. Click here download now
Hello. Add your message here.