An early morning fire today gutted a warehouse belonging to theCoscharis Group in Apapa, Lagos, destroying petroleum products and other goods worth millions of Naira.
The director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaq Fadipe, said that the fire started at about 5:00a.m. and raged for hours.
“We got a call about the fire at about 5:00a.m. and moved into action. It was a serious fire because the goods stored in the warehouse were mainly lubricants and other petroleum products,”Fadipe said.
He said officers were immediately equipped and deployed to the scene of the fire and that with the support of volunteers around the situation was put under control.
Fadipe said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but warned residents against keeping inflammable materials in their homes.
He also urged individuals and organisations to have fire fighting equipment for prompt response to fire outbreaks.