A petrol tanker has exploded inside Forte Oil Station by Lagos local airport.
The resultant flame is causing serious traffic problems around the area.
The explosion, according to eyewitnesses, occurred around 2 pm when a tanker discharging fuel suddenly burst in flames.
This resulted in a huge inferno at the facility.
Officials of the fire service rushed to the scene to contain the inferno before it could spread to the environs including the airport.
Spokesperson for Lagos Airport Police Command DSP Joseph Alabi confirmed the incident but said there was no casualty.
“A tanker driver came to discharge fuel for them and during the process, fire broke out but it has been put off now.
“It was a disaster because everywhere was burnt down but there was no casualty.
“They called fire fighters from Lagos State Fire Service and also fire fighters from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) responded.
“It was through their efforts that the fire was put off without causing further damages to other nearby structures, ” Alabi said.