DPR Investigates Cause Of Oando Tank Farm Fire

A tank farm was engulfed in flames in Lagos on November 5, 2020. Credit: LASEMA
A tank farm was engulfed in flames in Lagos on November 5, 2020. Credit: LASEMA

 

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said an investigation is ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire that gutted the tank farm depot along Gaskiya road in the Ijora-Badia area of Lagos state.

In a statement, the DPR described the incident as an unfortunate accident, adding that it is monitoring the situation.

The Agency added that a preliminary report showed that the facility caved in and that an emergency response to control the fire was swiftly activated by the company, as well as other concerned groups.

The response was able to bring the fire under control before it caused further damage.

The tank farm was gutted on Thursday, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.

The agency, in a statement signed by its Director-General, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said it “activated its emergency response plan” and urged Lagosians to remain calm.

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