There have been a NNPC pipeline explosion at Ile Epo around the Abule Egba area of Lagos which torched many houses and vehicles.
The area was sent into a frenzy as the pipeline burst into flames.
According to reports, the fire service was yet to get to the scene of the incident close to an hour after the fire broke out.
As at the time of filing this report it was unclear what caused the pipeline to explode though some suggest that it is due to acts of vandalism.
It is also yet to be ascertained if there are any casualties and what extent of damage has been done to the surrounding properties.
Commissioner for Information Mr Gbenga Omotoso said: “A pipeline fire has been reported at Abule-Egba. LASEMA and other security/emergency agencies has activated its machinery to fight the fire”.
The Lagos State Emergency Response Agency has activated the State’s Emergency Response Plan.
LASEMA Response Teams and other first Responders have been mobilised to both incident sites.
Though the Agency’s Dolphin Squad is at the Ilepo Bus Stop Abule Egba Fire Incident, LASEMA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Oke-Osanyintolu led his official to the Fagba Pipeline fire with the Tiger Squad from Command Control Centre.
He was also at the scene of other pipeline explosion at Ekoro near Pipeline Bus Stop.
Residents were said to have flee their homes.
Those living afar said they were keeping vigil and ready to flee should the fire extended to their areas.
Lagos State Fire Service Chief Public Affairs Officer Jamiu Dosunmu said three fire stations -Agege, Abesan and Alausa were battling with the fire.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) General Manager, Mosimi, Deport, Ogun State said they have shut down the line to reduce the intensity of the fire.
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