A fire outbreak occurred on Wednesday at Mateco, a Slippers manufacturing company, based in Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The inferno which destroyed some of the raw materials used in the slippers company was however put out by combined efforts of Emergency responders.
THISDAY reports that a staff of the Lagos State Fire Service, Adeleke Ajenifuja, was caught in harms way in the line of duty, and is currently receiving treatment.
A statement by the Public Affairs Officer of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Mr Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident.
He said, “LASEMA and its first responders extinguished the fire that broke out at Mateco Slippers Company Odogunyan Ikorodu”.
According to him, no life was lost during the fire outbreak which he said the cause was yet to be ascertained.
“No lives were lost, nor injuries sustained at the scene of the incident but some of the raw materials used in the slippers company were destroyed as a result of the inferno.
“The fire was put out by men of the Lagos State Fire Service, and dampening down concluded.”
However, a Staff of the Lagos State Fire Service from Odogunyan Division identified as Mr Ajenifuja sustained a minor injury due to smoke inhalation while his team was combating the inferno.
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