Truck discharging diesel ignites Fire at Access Bank V/Island branch
A prompt intervention of the Lagos emergency services saved the day for Access Bank Adeokunbo Ademola Street branch in Victoria Island Lagos on Wednesday when a fuel truck discharging diesel suddenly went up in flame and damaged some part of the bank’s building.
According to the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, no life was loss to the fire which has been put off.
The fire, which started from a diesel-laden truck and a car on the bank’s premises completely razed the truck and the vehicle within the premises of the bank but emergency responders were able to salvage the situation by preventing the fire from escalating.
“On arrival at the incident scene, it was observed that a fully loaded 33,000 litres diesel tanker with number plate AKD 637 XP and a car stationed beside it with number plate AKD 234 FA were completely ravaged by the fire.
“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.
“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.
In a statement, the bank confirmed the fire accident and advised customers to use alternative branch for their transactions for their safety.
“There has ben a fire incident rreported at our Adeokunbo Ademola branch this morning.
“Our firer protocol has been activate and all personnel have been moved to safety. Firefighters have contained the spread but for your safety please use alternate branches,” the bank said in the statement.