Fire Guts Access Bank, Victoria Island, Lagos

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Fire broke out on Wednesday morning at a bank on Adetokunbo Ademola Street in Victoria Island area of Lagos State.

The fire began while a diesel-laden truck was offloading its content for the bank’s power generators.

A car and the truck were razed in the fire.

Emergency responders including the Federal Fire Service and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) were on hand to stop the fire.

LASEMA General Manager Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said in a statement that there was no human casualty.

“Investigation conducted at the scene revealed that the tanker was dispensing diesel for the uses of generators in the bank premises and inadvertently caught fire,” he said.

“A combined intervention of the emergency responders, LASEMA Response Team, Eko Hotel, LASG fire, UBA Fire Service, and Federal Fire are able to arrest the fire and stop it from escalating to further the building in the premises. No loss of life recorded, damping down ongoing.”

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