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Panic In Ikeja, Lagos As Fire Breaks Out At Forte Oil Petrol Station.



Fire Outbreak At Forte Oil Petrol Station In Lagos State

There has been a fire outbreak at the Forte Oil petrol station besides the Domestic Police Station, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos state

The incident which triggered anxiety among passengers, motorists and passersby along the busy Ikeja-Airport Road started about 2pm yesterday, Naija News learnt.

Thick smoke billowing from the petrol station filled the skyline occasioning heavily vehicular movement along the Airport Road. Scores of road users took to their heels to avoid being caught in possible conflagration as the huge flakes of smoke was seen as far as the Mafoloku axis of the Airport Road and other parts of the metropolis.

But as at the time of writing this report ,the cause of the fire was still unknown.

An eye witness said the fire started about 2.10pm

He added that already fire fighters from both the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Lagos State Fire Service battled to put the fire under control.

The eye witness said that the firemen have been able to prevent the fire from affecting other building close to the razed Forte Oil Petrol Station

As at 2.300pm thick smoke was still coming out from the burnt petrol station and it also enveloped the area where the filling station is located

The development has further caused gridlock on the ever-busy Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos Access Road, the Nation reports.

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