Fire guts 2-storey build­ing at Utako

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Fran­cis Arinze Iloani

Fire yes­ter­day af­ter­noon gut­ted a two­s­torey build­ing lo­cated on Plot 14, S. O. Wil­liams, Utako district, Abuja.

A res­i­dent of the build­ing, dis­closed that the fire was caused by a spark from a gen­er­a­tor at the last floor.

Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­vealed that res­i­dents of the area had re­sorted to us­ing gen­er­a­tors as the area had not been en­joy­ing power sup­ply for the past two weeks.

It took over two hours be­fore fire­fight­ers from the FCT Fire Ser­vice and the Ju­di­cial In­sti­tute to con­tain the rag­ing in­ferno.

While some on­look­ers ex­pressed dis­sat­is­fac­tion with the fire-fighters’ sup­posed slow re­sponse to the in­ci­dent, a res­i­dent of the build­ing, who iden­ti­fied her­self as Mitchell, de­scribed their re­sponse as sat­is­fac­tory. “They did a won­der­ful job,” she said. No hu­man ca­su­al­ties were recorded in the in­ci­dent.

PHOTO: ABUBAKAR YAKUBU

Fire­fight­ers putting out fire that en­gulfed a two-storey build­ing at Plot 14, S.O. Wil­liams Cres­cent Utako, Abuja yes­ter­day.

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