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LAGOS: Scores of shanties razed by fire in Ebute-Metta

A RAGING fire is currently wreaking havoc on property located at the Ondo-Ibadan axis of the Okobaba sawmill at Ebute-Metta in the state.

It was gathered that scores of shanties had been razed as of the time of filing this report.

Though the actual cause of the fire could not be ascertained as of press time, it was gathered that the fire started in one of the shanties but spread to others in the area.

Attempts by firefighters and residents to douse the fire had yet to yield any result.

According to a witness, when the fire started, residents of the area trooped out in their hundreds to put out the fire.

Meanwhile, residents of nearby buildings have started evacuating their properties.

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