Fire service gives fresh details on fire incident at AGF's office Abuja
- The accountant-general office, Abuja, is currently on fire
- The incident affected the accountant-general office and most of the important offices in the building
- The fire has however been has successfully extinguished by operatives of the fire service
The Federal Fire Service (FFS) said it has successfully extinguished the fire outbreak at the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF).
Legit.ng reports that the FFS's public relation’s office in a post on its official Facebook page showed the building and its officials as well as their fire fighting trucks in current pictures.
It was earlier reported that the office of the accountant-general of the federation is currently up in flames.
The building tagged “Treasury House” is located beside the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command in the Garki area of Abuja, the nation's capital.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known even as workers are currently at home observing the lockdown directive.
A combined team of men of the federal and FCT fire services, as well as other security operatives, have to a large extent contained the fire.
It was gathered that the fire started from around the third floor, razing the building upwards including the accountant-general office and most of the important offices.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that on Friday, February 21, a tanker fully loaded with fuel, fell and exploded burning a woman, her daughter, and a vulcaniser in the Atatun, Ijaiye-Tutun area of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state.
It was reported that the incident was, however, confirmed by the Ogun state authorities on Saturday, February 22.
The report had it that those who were affected by the fire have been rushed to a hospital located in Abeokuta at the time of this report.
The victims suffered different degrees of burns in the incident which also affected five houses and many shops.
A witness who identified herself simply as Olufote added that the tanker was parked by driver beside the road, adding that he wanted to fix the tyre, but did not take into cognisance the fact that the road was sloppy.
The witness said just when the driver was trying to talk to the vulcaniser about fixing the tyre, the tanker tilted and fell.
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She said the vulcaniser was still working on the tyre of a motorcycle when the explosion happened. According to her, the incident affected many houses including a worship centre for the Muslims.
Confirming the incident, Babatunde Akinbiyi, spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), said rescue workers later calmed the situation and put out the fire.
He also confirmed that some houses were affected adding that the driver had parked at a sloppy part of the road.
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