Fire razes truck, shops in Lagos
An early morning inferno yesterday destroyed a truck, shops and a Bromma 30 tonnes reach stacker in Ikeja, Ijaye and Apapa areas of Lagos metropolis.
The incidents, which happened separately, were however contained by prompt intervention of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service officials.
The Guardian learnt that one of the incidents took place at Alfred Olaiya Estate, Salvation bus stop Opebi, Ikeja, involving a peddler truck conveying AGO, which was meant to be supplied to a client within the vicinity.
The truck reportedly fell on its side, while negotiating a bend and erupted in fire.
But fire fighters averted the spread of the fire to the residential neighbourhood.
Other fire incidents happened at 15 Oladire Street, Isale Aruna, in front of New Holy Mary C & S Church, Ifako Ijaye, Lagos, where six shops were affected, and in Sifax Bonded terminal 1, where a Bromma 30 tonnes reach stacker was affected.
Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs. Adeseye Margaret, in a statement, said there was no record of death or injury during the incident.
According to her, the fire and rescue service successfully attended to fire emergency at Alfred Olaiya Estate, Salvation bus stop Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.
“The fire, which was alerted at 0557 hours of Wednesday involved a peddler truck conveying AGO, which, was meant for a client within the vicinity, reportedly fell on its side while negotiating a bend and erupted in fire.
“Two fire engines and crews successfully battled the inferno, which was confined to the truck and salvaged from spreading to the residential neighbourhood into av further threat.
“There is no record of death or injury as operations mop up continues.
“Meanwhile, two separate fire incidents had also been attended successfully overnight. One at 15 Oladire Street, Isale Aruna, in front of New Holy Mary C & S Church, Ifako Ijaye, Lagos, where six shops were affected.