Firefighters will remain at the site of a massive inferno that razed the Abuja branch of House On The Rock Church on Sunday, although the incident has been largely contained.
Opetunsin Julius, Acting Comptroller of Federal Fire Service in Abuja, said firefighters put in serious efforts to bring the situation under control. “Our officials arrived at the scene around 2:40 p.m. shortly after receiving an emergency call,” Mr. Julius told PREMIUM TIMES.
“They were able to fully contain the fire a few hours later.” But he said two firefighting trucks will remain at the scene for another day or more to monitor the situation.
“The official said the fire caused a major destruction to the building, and church workers have been advised to stay away from the premises in the interim.
He said the Federal Fire Service will investigate the incident if asked to do so by the church.