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Millions lost as fire outbreak hits Lekki retail store

‘Ebeano’ as it is popularly known and situated along Admiralty way has been badly burnt with goods lost – potentially totalling into the millions, by estimations.

 

There has been a major fire outbreak at Lekki Phase 1’s biggest retail store, Prince Ebeano Supermarket, today, Tuesday, November 2015.

The fire is said to have been caused by an electric spark – a customer tells Pulse it started out small and then quickly escalated.

‘It was just a spark, they tried to put it out but it kept growing bigger and bigger’, the customer said.

A worker at the store tells Pulse that the Fire Service was immediately alerted when the spark started but it took them about an hour to arrive.

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When they did, they came with a half tank of water; the fire outbreak at this point had burnt into the roof and looked impossible to put out. The Fire Service men could barely put out a small section of the fire.

No lives were lost in the outbreak. A few injuries were however sustained.

Ebeano is a one-stop retail store for residents in Lekki – it is a suitable substitute for those who cannot drive to the Palms Shopping Mall across the Lekki-Epe expressway.

Pulse was on the scene, watch the video below...

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