Fire has reportedly gutted the warehouse of a Lagos-based logistic company, Flux Logistics.
The fire incident happened around 8:58 am on Sunday.
Officials of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service were said to have stormed the company’s warehouse on Sapara Street, off Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, to put out the fire.
It was gathered that the inferno involved finished distilled volatile products which are ethanol in chemical compounds and stored in combustible bottles within a large expanse warehouse block.
Confirming the fire incident, the Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Adeseye Margaret, revealed that the fire is being curtailed by Lagos Fire Crews from Ikeja, Alausa and Bolade.
He told Daily Trust that everything was being done to ensure the fire did not spread beyond the boundaries of the store.
Also, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), through its Lagos Territorial Office, confirmed the fire.
The state Coordinator of the NEMA Territorial Office, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the fire consumed the whole company which warehouses imported drinks and a few foreign materials.
He said, “It was reported that the staff on duty could have prevented the spread of the fire from the beginning but the fear of the owners could not make them break into the warehouse.
“Until the owners arrived and ordered them to break the doors but the situation had gone out of hand.”
He explained further that Berger Paints Fire Service tried its best to prevent the fire from spreading to SKG Pharmaceutical Company.
“The Berger Paints mobilised their resources from about 500 metres to carry out the intervention.
“The SKG Pharmaceutical Company Fire Hydrants in their premises which could have assisted greatly but guards on duty could not access or operate the hydrant,” Farinloye noted, urging all Nigerians to be cautious of the delicate season that can lead to immense losses as a result of negligence or unsafe practices.