Peter Kelvin – Warri

A fire outbreak has reportedly raze Aladja Grammar School building
in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.

The incident occurred at about 4:21pm on Friday January 3, at Aladja, destroyed properties belonging to the school.

Residents of the area who were first responders at the scene tried to put out the inferno before the fire service arrived.

An eyewitness said government fire fighters did not respond on time to the fire outbreak.

The cause of the fire is still sketchy at the time of this report. No lives has been confirmed lost, no person injured.

The president of Aladja community council, Elder Otto Ogbiruveta confirmed the report to newsmen in a phone chat.

“We called the Fire Service from Premium Mines and Steel Limited, (formerly DSC) but before they came, our boys who were on ground had tried locally to quench the fire.

“They (fire service) assisted us. By this time, a serious damage has been done.”

“Mostly affected is the school laboratory. The fire would have spread but for the quick intervention of our people on ground and later, the fire service.”

”We cannot ascertain the cause of the fire at the moment but they said, somebody somewhere lit the fire outside and it came into the school compound.

“But I’m appealing to the governor to assist the community with the fencing of the school. If the school was fenced, the fire wouldn’t have entered the