- Bush fire has been reported in Lagos airport
- Airport users are advised not to panic
- However, the incident did not affect flight operations
A bush fire incident has been reported around the RESA of 36L, Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
This was disclosed by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
According to Henrietta Yakubu, general manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, airlines operators and other airport users are advised not to panic.
Going further, the GM said that officers of the Air Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) were presently ground to combat the fire
Meanwhile Legit.ng had reported that the Amu timbre market in the Olorunshogo area of Mushin, Lagos state has been gutted by fire.
According to one Oluwatoyin Atanda, this is where almost all her family members get their income from and now it is all gone
"It’s disheartening to see their goods go down in flames with help coming 4hrs after. The bravest and strongest man (Dad) I know cried today and it breaks my heart to see it," she wrote.
The acting head of Lagos State Fire Service, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, said the crowd was to blame for the delay in putting out the fire.
She said operatives of the fire service responded swiftly to the emergency call with a vehicle. She said additional vehicles were deployed to the scene to give support.
“But we faced similar challenge of crowd control. Our men couldn’t get to the fireplace.
“We had to call on the police to help push clear the way before the firefighters could access the place, ” Adeseye said.
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