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Fire outbreak destroys vehicles in Ikeja airport hotel

Ikeja fire outbreak

A fire outbreak  at the premises of Ikeja Airport Hotel in Lagos on Thursday night, April 9 has destroyed three vehicles.

The Tour Africa Transport Company located within the premises was affected by the fire. Three cars were burnt by the fire but the hotel building itself was unaffected.

One of the cars affected is a Toyota coaster bus with number plate, LND133XW. Other cars destroyed in the fire are a Honda civic saloon car with number plate, AKR234LZ; and a Cadillac Escalade car with an unknown registration number.

Confirming the incident, Director General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, said in a statement that the fire has been extinguished.

He said, “We received multiple reports of a fire outbreak at Ikeja Airport Hotel along Obafemi Awolowo Way in Ikeja.

“On arrival at the above scene, it was determined that three (3) vehicles had caught fire, one Toyota coaster bus (LND133XW), a Honda civic saloon car (AKR234LZ) and a Cadillac Escalade car with unknown registration number.

“The resultant fire affected the Tour Africa Transport Company within the airport hotel premises and not the hotel building itself.

“The flames have since been extinguished by our responders and the Lagos State Fire Service and an investigation is being carried out to ascertain the cause of the fire.

“We appeal for calm and will provide further updates.”

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