Fire guts plas­tic fac­tory

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - From Lagos Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu,

A plas­tic pro­duc­tion com­pany at Ajao Es­tate in Isolo, Lagos went up in flames in the early hours of yes­ter­day.

The fire in­ci­dent, it was learnt, started at around 2:00 a.m, in the mid­dle of pro­duc­tion by work­ers of the com­pany.

Fire fight­ers and other emer­gency of­fi­cials bat­tled hard to put out the fire which raged for sev­eral hours. The fire spread to three ware­houses where bun­dles of fin­ished prod­ucts and raw ma­te­ri­als were stocked.

“The fire was huge and be­ing a plas­tic com­pany, the plas­tic ma­te­ri­als se­ri­ously ag­gra­vated the si­t­u­a­tion”, said an emer­gency re­spon­der who spoke with our cor­re­spon­dent.

The state Direc­tor of Fire Ser­vice, Razaq Fadipe, co­or­di­nated the fire fight­ing op­er­a­tion with the sup­port of other emer­gency re­sponse agen­cies, es­pe­cially the state Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (LASEMA), the Fed­eral Fire Ser­vice, Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (NEMA), among oth­ers.

No fewer than 20 fire trucks, in­clud­ing those from the state fire ser­vice, Fed­eral Fire Ser­vice and Julius Berger, were mo­bi­lized to put out the in­ferno.

How­ever no life was lost in the in­ci­dent, as all the work­ers es­caped un­hurt.

The Fire Direc­tor, in a chat with our cor­re­spon­dent said, “we are in con­trol but it is a very se­ri­ous out­break of fire. We have plas­tic and petro­chem­i­cal prod­ucts which when they burn, they spill. They will re­duce from the solid stage to liq­uid stage and they are very hard in bat­tling.

“Three ware­houses be­ing used for fin­ished prod­ucts and raw ma­te­ri­als are in­volved. I have seven fire trucks work­ing. We don’t know the cause of the fire yet. But we have been able to pre­vent it from spread­ing to other ware­houses”.

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