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Updated: No life lost in Petrol station fire in Lagos

By Amidu Arije

For the swift response of the Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) the fire outbreak at a filling station along Ajayi Road, Ogba Lagos was extinguished from escalating.

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In an update on its Twitter handle, the Lagos State government said the earlier intervention of the LASEMA Response team was able to extinguish the fire which if unattended to would have caused another untold damages in the state and there was no life lost to the inferno.

According to a statement on the Twitter handle of the Lagos State government, @followlagos said on the arrival of the LASEMA officials the leaky pipe which was the source of the inferno was blocked from allowing further rushing of the content inside the tanker offloading petroleum motor spirit (PMS) for the filling station.

The tweet reads, “LASEMA Response Team in swift response earlier this morning, has extinguished the fire outbreak that occurred inside Yerevan Oil. A filling station located at Ajayi Road in Ogba Aguda area of Lagos.

“On arrival at the Petrol Filling Station in Ogba, investigations by the LASEMA Response Team revealed, that the fire outbreak occurred as a result of spillage from the articulated truck laden with 33,000litres of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, (Petrol).”

“However, the inferno was quickly curtailed due to the prompt response of the Agency’s team in conjunction with the Lagos State Fire Team.”

“The leaky valve which was the source of the inferno has been shut off, the inferno has been extinguished, while blanketing of the truck and entire area is ongoing in order to avert any secondary incident.”

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