JUST IN: Fire engulfs NNPC station in Lagos

JUST IN: Fire engulfs NNPC station in Lagos

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) filling station located at Maternity Bus Stop, Yaya Abatan Street, College Road, is currently on fire.

The raging fire is said to have affected buildings close to the station.

Officials from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and firefighters have arrived at the scene of the fire.

The cause of the fire is yet unknown as of the time of this report.

Residents said the fire has spread to an auto dealer's mart and some saying two houses in the area are already engulfed.

There is thick black plums of smoke billowing from the burning station

As of the time of this report at 1.45 p.m., firefighters are just arriving the scene to put out the fire, a source disclosed.

Another source said about 6 houses already affected by the fire outbreak.

The NNPC filling station fire is the latest in a series of outbreaks in less than one month, since the lockdown declared on Lagos, Ogun and the federal capital territory, as part of efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Since April 8, 2020, there have been fire outbreaks at the Treasury House, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) office, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) media office all in Abuja, as well as in Dugbe market in Ibadan, Oyo state.

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