Naomi Gabriel —
There was a fire incident last Wednesday morning, as a five fully detached warehouses beside Nigerian Breweries, Iganmu, Apapa area of Lagos State, was burnt down.
The Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Femi Okey-Osanyintolu said properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed during the raging fire.
He said there was no casualty recorded during the tragic fire incident.
While the agency is still investigating the cause of the fire, Okey-Osanyintolu explained that upon arrival at the incident scene, LASEMA officials observed that a stand-alone diesel storage tank, a 33,000ltr tanker with no registration number, a mini tanker with registration number XV555-FKJ and a fiat bus with registration number unknown also gutted fire.
No life was lost and no injuries sustained to anyone as a result of the incident, the fire has been extinguished, (11 am) while dampening down is ongoing, he said.
“However, the walls and pillars of the warehouse have been seriously affected by the intensity of the fire leading to various cracks and imminent collapse of the structure, the agency’s excavator will be required to pull down the warehouse structure in order to avert any crash on the responders and users of the environment”, he added.