BREAKING: Tragedy averted as fire guts petrol station in Lagos


On Wednesday, fire was reported to have gutted a filling station, Yerevan Oil, around the Ogba area of Aguda, Lagos State.


H-Forbes gathered that as soon as the fire emerged, emergency responders, who came to the station had discovered that it was caused by fuel spillage from a tanker laden with 33,000 litres of petrol.


Nosa Okunbor, the spokesperson, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency stated that the fire was extinguished by officials of the agency and the Lagos State Fire Service.


Nosa stated. “The LASEMA Response Team in swift response earlier this morning extinguished the fire at the Yerevan Oil, a filling station that is located on Ajayi Road in Ogba Aguda, Lagos State.


“On arrival, investigation by the LASEMA Response Team proved that the fire outbreak had occured as a result of spillage from the tanker laden with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit.


“However, the inferno was quickly extinguished due to the prompt response of the agency’s team in conjunction with the Lagos State Fire team.


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