Fire has occurred at a spill site along the Trans Forcados Pipine within the Chanomi Creeks in Yeye community of Burutu Local Government Area of Delta
Sylvester Okoh, General Manager, Community Relations, Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited, operator of the crude pipeline, confirmed the incident in Warri on Monday.
“At about 11:00 pm on May 19, 2019, a fire incident was reported at the crude oil spill site along the Trans Forcados pipeline around Yeye community.
“It was gathered that the fire occurred due to excessive heat from a pumping machine which was being used to transfer crude oil from the spill site into a barge.
“The fire was reported to have destroyed some equipment at the scene.
“The houseboat and gunboats were safely relocated from the scene of the fire incident,” Okoh said.
The Chairman of Yeye Community, Phillip Fianka, had earlier told newsmen in Warri that there was a severe fire outbreak in the pipeline in the community.
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