Massive fire guts Imo State deputy governor’s residence, see photos of burnt vehicles, others



A massive fire destroyed the official residence of the Imo deputy governor, Eze Madumere, located at the commissioners’ quarters in Owerri, the capital of the state on Thursday, January 19 with properties destroyed.

A report by Channels Television said the fire incident affected an apartment and damaged valuable properties.

The incident was confirmed by the chief press secretary to the deputy governor, Uche Onwuchekwa. He said the fire is suspected to have been triggered by a burning bush very close to the building.

According to Onwuchekwa, the fire later spread to the visitors’ waiting hall razing the entire building and some of buses parked on the premises as well as other valuable properties.

Apart from the confirmation by the chief press secretary, the report said there is no expert explanation about the remote cause of the fire.

Men of the Imo state fire service were reportedly at the scene to put out the fire and prevent it from causing further damage to the premises.

The deputy governor said a thorough investigation would be conducted to determine the cause of the unfortunate incident.



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