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Fire guts 24 tankers, caterpillar, car

Published by The Nation on Wed, 10 Dec 2014


NIS headquarters tooNo fewer than 24 tankers, a caterpillar and a saloon car were Monday night destroyed by fire in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos.The tankers, said to be laden with petroleum products, caught fire in the premises of Interland Transport Company.According to rescue agencies, the saloon car and other affected properties belonged to the same company.It was learnt that the fire started around 9.35pm on Monday and raged throughout the night.According to the Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaq Fadipe, it was the fifth fire the agency attended to that day.No life was lost, but 24 fuel tankers, one caterpillar and a Peugeot 505 car were destroyed. The administrative block and some other fully laden tankers were saved, he said.Yesterday, another tanker got burnt at Odo Iya Alaro, Maryland, causing heavy traffic.The 33,000-litre capacity tanker, which was laden with petrol, fell on the road and spilled its content.A section of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS)s headquarters in Sauka, Abuja was also destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon.Public Relations Officer of Federal Fire Service (FFS), Biodun Obisesan told The Nation that the fire started shortly after 2pm.He said the FFS in collaboration with the Federal Capital Territorys Fire Service and that of the Air Force put out the fire to prevent it from causing severe damage.Obisesan, who said the cause of the fire was still unknown at the time of filing this report, revealed that no life was lost in the incident.The fire outbreak affected the store area where their (NISs) fabrics are kept, he said.The post Fire guts 24 tankers, caterpillar, car appeared first on The Nation.]]>
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