A filling station near Lagos Airport, Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) is currently on fire. It was gathered that fire fighters are still battling to put out the inferno which has taken over the entire filling station which is adjacent the domestic wing of Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) is currently on fire.
The fire incident at the Forte Oil filling station near the Lagos airport, is said to be caused by a tanker which exploded while discharging its content. The incident has also been worsened the traffic along the airport road inward the domestic wing.
It was reported that vehicular movement has been grounded totally at the airport road, as the fire is still burning because the tanker had 33,000 litres of fuel. Alhaji Yakubu Umar, an eyewitness who spoke to journalists, said that the iron barricade constructed by the state government on the Airport road from Ikeja under bridge should be removed to aid emergency evacuation in times of disaster.
While the fire has not been extinguished till now, sources disclosed that more trucks have been deployed by the state fire service and fire unit of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN.