Fire guts Dangote warehouse

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A warehouse belonging to Dangote Group of Companies in Ebute, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, has been gutted by fire, destroying goods estimated at millions of naira.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the intervention of men of the Lagos State Fire Service and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, among others, prevented the fire from spreading to other buildings.

The cause of the fire had yet to be ascertained as of press time.

The Director of the state fire service, Rasak Fadipe, said the incident happened around 2pm, adding that firefighters from the Ikorodu, Alausa and Ilupeju divisions responded.

He said, “We got an alert around 2.29pm and by 2.31pm, our men had started arriving from three fire stations. We discovered that the affected place was a warehouse. A lot of empty cartons were destroyed by the fire.

“We, however, prevented the fire from spreading to the fuel reservoir and the place where machines are kept. As we speak, active firefighting operation is ongoing; but we are in control.”

The General Manager of LASEMA, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, said no casualty was recorded.

“The swift response of emergency responders saved other buildings and factories in the area.  The fire affected the company’s store, destroying cartons as well brand wrappers,” he said.

PUNCH


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