Firefighters battle tanker fire at petrol station in Lagos

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently attending to a fire incident at Alakara Bus Stop, Idi Oro, Mushin, Lagos.

According to the Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs Adeseye Margaret, the fire was caused by a tanker at a petrol station opposite the Alakara Police Station.

She said, “The fire alert which was received at 13:17 hrs, saw the Agency mobilizing other emergency responders of the State to put up concerted efforts in combatting the inferno.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that it is a 33,000 Tanker that is fully laden with Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as Petrol that is on Fire.

“Although the cause of the disaster is yet to be ascertained, Officials of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service remain on top of the situation and will provide necessary updates as situation demands.

“Motorists are advised to seek alternative route away from the Idi Oro Corridor of Agege Motor Road, Mushin.”

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