This is strange but true! An Iroko tree burst into flame on its own in Topo Garage in Badagry area of Lagos State on Sunday, WESTERN POST can reveal. The incident occurred around 7 pm.
The tree was still burning at the time of this report around 4 pm on Monday.
Witnesses said firemen were drafted to the place to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.
But the surprisingly thing, however, is when water with chemical was applied to the burning tree, the fire increased rapidly, spreading to the top of the tree.
Then a voice of caution waded in, advising firemen to halt it. “It is strange because the tree that is about 60 metres high generates a life and property threatening heat, yet the leaves are still fresh, green and intact,” one witness said.
The witness challenged anybody who doubted the development to go to Badagry to see things for themselves.
Meanwhile, the fire was later put out by firemen. Two branches of the tree were burned down, but the leaves are as free as if nothing has happened..