Oando tank farm: Gutted by fire.


If there is anything to go by, the Oando tank farm, at Gaskiya Road, Ijora Badia Lagos State has been gutted by fire, 5/11/2020.

The Director of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (Lasema) said, the Oando tank farm, located at Gaskiya Road, Ijora Badia, has been gutted by fire, the site of the tank farm is still ablaze.

The agency was not able to immediately ascertain the cause of the fire. And as at the time of filing this report the site was still on fire.

Lasema said its responders and other first responders to emergencies like the Federal Fire Service, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, Nigerian Navy Fire, Nigerian Police and Forte Oil Fire Service were “currently battling the inferno to curtail it from escalating to other tanks in the depot”.

Operations are ongoing, the DG LASEMA said.

In a similar report, OVH Energy, which handles the Oando retail brand, confirmed to reporters that a fire had broken out at Terminal 1, in Apapa. The company said the fire appeared to have come from one of the tanks.

A team of professional firefighters are on hand to tackle the outbreak, OVH said, and no casualties have been reported.

“Safety remains our priority at OVH Energy as we operate under high safety standards to curb incidences of fire outbreaks as well as other health and safety risks from happening at any of our stations,” the company spoke man said.

Oando sold its downstream business to OVH in 2015, although the branding remained the same.

 

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