LASEMA CONFINES ONIKAN FIRE TO A CORNER IN ONGOING INCIDENT

Uploaded by on October 17, 2019

LASEMA and other first responders are presently battling an ongoing fire incident at Water Corporation, Onikan roundabout, in Onikan area of Lagos Island.

The Water Corporation fire outbreak which according to latest on–site reports, is now confined to a secluded portion of the complex.

The fire was reportedly discovered to have ignited from different places on the ground inside and outside the water corporation complex.

Further, investigations have revealed that the fire is suspected to be as a result of an underground gas or petrol facility suspected to be a pipeline.

In the performance of it’s statutory responsibilities, LASEMA has not recorded any loss of lives during the operation, nor has injuries been sustained.

The combined efforts of the Agency’s Response Team, alongside LASG FIRE, FEDERAL FIRE and LASTMA on ground has paid off in ensuring the situation is under control.

Though the suspected source of the gas leakage is still unknown, but LASEMA’s efforts on behalf of other Emergency responders are yielding handsome results.

This development is attributed to the fact that the confined fire which now burns like a pocket fire will be put out finally on arrival of the gas pipeline vendors.

While awaiting arrival of the gas vendors to turn off the gas pipes at it’s mains supply, blanketing and dampening are still ongoing at the recovery operation.

However, having successfully controlled and confined the fire with ongoing blanketing and awaiting the final shutdown of the gas supply at source, road traffic has been diverted.

All roads inwards Onikan have been effectively cordoned off from Awolowo road to mitigate against any secondary incidents while the ongoing recovery operation lasts.
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