Fire Engulfs Gold FM in Osun State: Staff Member Injured
In a harrowing incident that unfolded on Sunday, a fire engulfed a section of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria’s Gold FM in Ilesa, Osun State. The blaze, which caused significant damage to the station’s equipment, also resulted in injuries to a member of staff whose identity remains undisclosed at present.The exact cause of the fire remains unknown, but witnesses reported hearing a loud noise emanating from the transmission hall shortly before the inferno erupted. The incident took place in the early hours of the morning, catching the overnight workers off guard and leaving them with little time to react.Prompted by distress calls from the station’s employees, nearby residents rushed to assist in extinguishing the flames. Their efforts were joined by local staff members who had been present on the premises. Together, they worked tirelessly to bring the fire under control.Tragically, one staff member sustained burns during the incident. The injured individual, who had been residing on-site, was swiftly transported to a private hospital in Ilesa for urgent medical attention. The severity of their injuries remains undisclosed at this time.Yemisi Opalola, the Public Relations Officer of the Osun Police Command, confirmed that law enforcement officers promptly responded to the distress call and collaborated with residents to tackle the fire. Opalola emphasized the importance of adhering to safety measures concerning electrical appliances in order to prevent such devastating incidents. An investigation has since been launched to determine the exact circumstances that led to the outbreak of the fire.As the affected staff member receives medical care and authorities delve into the cause of the fire, the Gold FM community and the local community at large remain in a state of shock and concern. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the need for vigilance and precautionary measures to avert future fire-related disasters.