A portion of Mega Plastics Company, situated in the Ilupeju region of Lagos, fell victim to a destructive fire during the early hours of Saturday, September 23, 2023.
Adebayo Taofiq, the Director of the Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department at the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), officially verified this unfortunate event in a statement released to the press.
Taofiq further disclosed that LASTMA personnel promptly reached the fire site around 6:30 a.m. Following their arrival, they initiated contact with additional emergency response teams to collaborate in extinguishing the flames.
The statement reads, “Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and other emergency responders in the early morning today (Saturday, 23rd of September, 2023) combated an industrial fire outbreak at Mega Plastics Company located at No.4, Ilupeju Bypass beside Federal Inland Revenue Service, Ilupeju area of Lagos.
“Traffic Officer Ayo Olaosebikan (Falcon) of Zone 21 confirmed that the Lastma rescue team arrived at the scene of the industrial fire outbreak around 6:30 a.m. before other emergency responders were contacted by Lastma.
“Immediately we arrived at the scene of the industrial fire, we quickly informed other emergency responders particularly the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services and the Nigerian Police.
Correspondingly, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service said the team are actively working to extinguish the intense fire, which reportedly began around 5 a.m. on Saturday.
According to Margaret Adeseye, the Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, they received the emergency alert at 7:26 a.m.
She informed that “Ilupeju, Bolade, and Alausa Fire Stations are in attendance for the firefighting operations.
“The storage and factory sections of the petrochemical company were affected as the fire is being curtailed.”
As of press time, there was no report of casualty.