8th December, 2010
A Lagos-based doctor, Mr. Olusegun Moroga has lost his hospital and residence to aÂ mysterious fire that gutted his house at 17, Ayo Alabi street, off Oke-Ira, Ogba,Â Lagos State.
Miss Temitope Moroga, daughter of the doctor, told P.M.NEWS that they could notÂ identify the cause of the fire, but the fire started from her motherâ€™s bedroom atÂ around 8pm.
She explained that it was her mother who first noticed the smoke, and by the timeÂ they opened the door to the room, the whole bedroom was on fire. They sought helpÂ from neighbours to help put out the fire.
Eyewitness account said that a distress call was placed to the Lagos State FireÂ Service, but they responded too late as the fire had already taken over theÂ building.
Temitope further explained that as at the time the incident occurred, there was noÂ public power supply, â€œwe were using a generator.â€
â€œThe value of the property lost cannot be quantified, Mrs. Moroga runs a cateringÂ outlet, and all her equipments are inside the building, even documents, jewelleryÂ and other valuables were lost in the fireâ€ a family memberÂ lamented.
No life was, however,Â lost in the fire.