Fire guts petrol tank, stationary trucks in Lagos

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A petrol tanker has been gutted by fire in the Lacasera area of Mile 2, Lagos State.

Some vehicles around the premises were also reportedly razed by fire on Thursday.

We gathered that the driver was to be conveying the petrol to a destination in the state when he lost control of the vehicle, the truck overturned, resulting in a spillage that reportedly burst into flames.

The spokesperson for the State Fire Service, Jamiu Dosunmu, said the fire had been extinguished, adding that no live was lost.

Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said some stationary trucks were also affected during the fire incident, adding that efforts were on to evacuate the burnt truck from the road.

Oke-Osanyintolu said, “The Agency received distress calls concerning the above which occurred around 1am and activated its emergency response plan.

“On arrival, it was discovered that a fuel tanker loaded with PMS had overturned and burst into flames due to the oil spillage. This in turn affected some stationary trailers parked inwards Apapa.

“A combined team comprising Lagos Fire, Police, Federal Fire and Agency Responders have extinguished the flames.

“Operation to remove the affected vehicles is ongoing while road users are encouraged to use alternative routes.”