Major fire incident averted by firemen in Lagos
A major fire incident was averted at the weekend by the police and a team of fire fighters in Lekki area of Lagos.
A tanker marked SQ 601 AAA whose driver was simply identified as Uche caught fire while discharging diesel at 1, Leasing Drive Lekki Phase 1. The fire was put out by combined team of policemen and fire fighters in the area.
It was gathered that a Skoda with registration number CN 932 MUS and another car with were burnt while the tanker driver sustained minor burnt. He was rushed to Hopewell Hospital where he was treated and discharged.
Sources told The Nation that but for the timely arrival of the police and men of the fire service, the incident would have been a major disaster as the fire would have spread to nearby building.
Lagos Police Command spokesperson, Ngozi Braide, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP) confirmed the incident, adding that no life was lost.
She noted that the value of property destroyed is yet to be estimated and that Investigation is ongoing at Maroko Division.