The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Response Team quelled another fire outbreak at 84/85 Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Lagos.
Facts available to WESTERN POST revealed that the fire broke out Tuesday morning at an illicit diesel dump domiciled in a fenced land, due to improper handling of the combustible materials that led to the outbreak.
Preliminary Report/Post Disaster Assessment of the Fire Incident at the Illicit Storage Facility at 84/85 Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun states that “The agency received distress calls about a fire outbreak at the above-mentioned location at approximately 11 am.
“A combined response team of Lagos State Fire Service, LRT, Anti Vandal unit of NNPC and the NSCDC worked to extinguish the fire.
“Investigation revealed that illicit storage and handling of diesel on the open fenced land led to the outbreak. It was also confirmed that this premise has been used for this business for some years.
“The post-disaster assessment revealed that there were 7 plastic storage containers, 25 drums, 3 storage tankers, 1 articulated tanker and 6 buses used for the illicit storage and transportation of diesel. The premises have been sealed and handed over to NSCDC for further investigation”.
Commenting on this latest incident of fire, the DG/CEO LASEMA Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, stated that, “While the situation has been brought under control, residents are reminded of the need to take responsibility with respect to life and properties and report such instances to the authorities”