Fire erupted at the premises of Zoom – a telecommunications company- close to the National Theatre in Iganmu-Lagos on Sunday morning, after an explosion occurred as some people were transferring fuel from one tanker into another.
The explosion, which occurred shortly after 11am, caused panic in the area as many scampered to safety.
At the scene of the fire, three petrol tankers and one trailer had been burnt by noon, while firefighters were battling to prevent the fire from spreading to the warehouse of the telecommunications company.
“We were told to allow them to be parking their trucks here. One of their trucks had a fault and in the process of transferring the diesel from it to another tanker, the fire broke out,’’ an eye witness to the incident said.
No one died or sustained injury in the inferno.
Assistant Controller of Fire, Federal Fire Services, Lagos, Ganiyu Olayiwola, said he was alerted at about 11:30a.m. and mobilised four stations– Surulere, Ebute-Meta, Festac and Lagos Island, to the scene to put out the fire
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