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07 Dec 2018 | 02:54 PM UTC

Nigeria: Fire at petrol station at Lagos Airport (LOS) December 7

Nigeria News Alert

Fire breaks out at a petrol station within Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS), serving Lagos, December 7; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/7/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/8/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Lagos

Event

A large fire has been reported at the Forte fuel station on the premises of Murtala Mohammed International Airport (LOS), serving Lagos, on Friday, December 7. According to local reports, firefighters have managed to quickly intervene and prevent the fire from spreading to nearby buildings. Firefighters are still battling to extinguish the fire as of Friday afternoon (local time). The cause of the blaze remains unknown. No injuries were immediately reported. Vehicle traffic into the airport has reportedly been blocked. Further transportation disruptions, including flight delays and cancelations, are to be anticipated in the affected area over the coming hours. Further details are still emerging.

Advice

Individuals at or near Lagos Airport (LOS) are advised to avoid the affected area, monitor the situation, confirm flight reservations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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