According to a report by The PUNCH, a three-month-old baby has narrowly escaped death in Rivers State.
The baby escaped death when a fire outbreak razed about 15 rooms of makeshift structures on Batcha Estate, along Timothy Lane in the Rumuola area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
This occurred barely 24-hours after a midnight inferno consumed goods and property worth millions of naira at the Timber Market in the Marine Base area of the metropolis
Eyewitnesses said the fire was caused by a food vendor who left her food on the fire.
A resident who gave his name as Michael narrated how he rescued his three-month-old baby after a neighbour alerted him.
“I rushed inside my house and took my baby immediately. I am homeless now. I don’t know where to start,” he said.
The state fire service in a statement by its Head of Media and Publicity, Hassan Adekunle, confirmed the incident.
He added, “If not because of our quick response to the incident, the inferno would have become a huge one due to the proximity of a filling station to the scene of occurrence.”
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