“We don’t want another tragedy in the place. We have asked people to leave the place."
Some combustible content was been off loaded into the yard when drums of the content exploded resulting in the inferno.
An eyewitness said, "The fire is not coming from a building, it is an empty yard used by some mechanics. They were offloading some chemical when it exploded and caused fire.”
Confirming the fire incident, the director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr. Rasak Fadipe, said that the source of the fire was not known yet. He said people had been asked to vacate the premises to avert loss of lives.