The Ikeja Electric has denied reports that the fire incident that took place in the Bariga area of Lagos earlier this week was caused by a spark from an electric pole.
Reacting to an article published in the Punch newspaper of August 17, 2016, the company said from its investigation, it discovered that the unfortunate incident, which precisely occurred on Shogbamu Street on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, was never caused by the reported spark.
“At the scene of the fire, there is no evidence of felled power lines or snapped power cables as erroneously reported in the publication. It is also important to mention that thankfully, no member of the public was electrocuted or suffered any major physical injury as a result of the fire outbreak,” the Ikeja Electric emphasised.
However, the company noted that the relevant agencies are still conducting investigation into the actual cause of the fire and will publish their findings shortly.
“Ikeja Electric commiserates with residents and shop owners who lost property in the fire and urge our customers to ensure original electrical accessories are used at all times.”
“Furthermore, it is advisable to turn off all appliances, disconnecting cables from power outlets at the close of business or when the devices are not in use.”
“Ikeja Electric has a dedicated Network Safety Monitoring Team that is set up to address and respond to any safety related questions or issues.”
“The team can be reached via e-mail HSE@ikejaelectric.com, or through any of our customer care lines: 01-7000250, 01-4483900 and 0700-0-2255-453,” it said.
Ikeja Electric said it assures its customers of her commitment to safe, efficient and effective distribution of power within her network.