Lagos - The Lagos State Fire Services Department on Sunday announced that there had been a fire outbreak at the National Population Commission (NPC's), Lagos Office on Babs Animashaun Street, Surulere.
The Lagos State Director of Fire Services, Mr Rasaq Fadipe, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Fadipe said the fire engulfed a building housing Ballot Boxes belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which had been stored there, at about 3:15 p.m.
He explained that fire fighters and fire engines from Fire Service Departments in Isolo, Ilupeju and Sari-Iganmu, were battling to contain the inferno.
"The spill-over from the fire had affected a nearby building, but the fire-fighters were able to bring the situation under control shortly after their arrival.
"Our men are now battling to bring the fire in the building housing the ballot boxes under control," he said.
Fadipe, however, added that there was no causality as at the time of filing this report.