Fire outbreak at Ikeja City Mall (PHOTO)

Ikeja city mall There has been a fire outbreak in Mr. Price, one of the many malls inside the Ikeja City Mall in Lagos.

The cause of the inferno, which started at about 11:15am, from preliminary investigations was from an electric power point.

Sources say that the Lagos State Fire Service, which has one of their offices situated behind the mall, responded promptly and the fire is being dealt with.

Mr. Price – where shoppers purchase clothes and other body wears – is located close to Entrance 1 of the mall.

Below is the press statement from the management

“The management of the Ikeja City Mall is very grateful to the great people of Lagos State and the emergency services that responded to the fire incident that occurred this morning (15 January 2013) at about 11:15 in one of the stores, Mr. Price.

The fire, according to Mr. Steve Idornigie the Operations Manager of the ICM, Mr. Price store manager reported the incident to him and emergency staff responded immediately.

On what caused the fire, Mr. Steve said from preliminary investigations, it seems the fire emanated from an electric power point. However investigations, he said, are ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire.

“The process of evacuation was swift,” he said. “The customers conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and allowed the emergency services people to do their work.”

“In terms of damage, no goods were lost neither was anyone injured. However some clothes got wet as a result of the water from the men of the Federal Fire Service. We would like to thank them for their professionalism and valiance, along with the men of Lagos State Emergency Service, National Emergency Agency, the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency and the Civil Defense.”

Mr. Idornigie assured the customers and tenants that Ikeja City Mall would be reopened for business at 3pm today. “

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