Two men Tuesday escaped death by the whiskers when fire broke out at Victory Bay, Ikota Housing Estate, Ajah, Lagos about 3.30 am.
Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, who confirmed the incident added that the situation was promptly put under control.
“Emergency alert was received at 04:10 hours, Tuesday. The incident involved a shanty storey building consisting of four rooms on each floor within the precinct of the estate.
“On arrival of the Lekki Phase II Fire crew of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, the victims were rescued alive with varying degrees of burns with the support of community members”, Adeseye said.
The victims were subsequently attended to by the Lagos State Ambulance Service before taken to hospital for further treatment.