Fire outbreak in Onitsha filling station. Buildings, properties destroyed.

A fire outbreak occurred at Mobil Petrol Station at DMGS roundabout, Onitsha, Anambra State on Wednesday night.

The fire is said to have been caused by a petrol tanker loaded with fuel.

According to Chukwumerie Uduchukwu, a Facebook user, the fire badly damaged a two-storey building near the filling station and surrounding buildings.

In the video shared by the Facebook user, fire service officials were seen trying to put out the fire.

Details later…

Tragedy averted by LASEMA officials as a petrol station in Bariga went up in flames

There was pandemonium in Bariga community yesterday, December 14, 2015, after a filling station located at Pedro bus stop caught fire.


While residents and other commuters battle to put off the fire, it took the timely intervention of the Emergency Response Team of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other rescue officers to quench the inferno.


During the inferno, part of the filling station was razed. Also, a nearby building was partly affected.


See some photos from the scene below.







Explosion Rocks NNPC Filling Station In Yola

A deadly explosion has rocked Yola, sending wild flames into the atmosphere. The deadly explosion, which occurred at the Wuro-jobe area of the metropolis, around 8pm is believed to have claimed two cars, which were charred beyond repair, sending motorist who queued around the vicinity to scamper for their dear lives.

No live was claimed in the explosion, eye witness said.

The explosion, according to a military officer who spoke from the scene, was from a filling station belonging to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, licensed marketer.

According to him the fire which has been raging for over an hour, has defied the intervention of fire fighters stationed at Faro bottling company located at  wuro-jobe the scene of the incidence.

The cause of the fire still remains unknown at the time of filling this report.

But eye witnesses who rushed to the scene following the explosion, are lamenting the severity of the fire which they claimed had been amplified by the petroleum products contained in underground tank of the filling station.

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Filling Station Fined N4.2 Million For Hoarding Petrol

A committee set up by Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, to prevent hoarding of petrol and selling above official rate, has fined a Forte Oil filling station in the state the sum of N4.2million.

The state commissioner for ?c?commerce, Rabiu Bako, who is the chairman of the committee, told our correspondent ?by phone that the station was fined for both hoarding of the product and selling above pump price at night.

Mr. Bako said the stipulated penalty for a filling station found hiding petroleum products and selling above pump price was to make it pay fine by doubling the official pump price of their existing product.

He added that at the time of the clamp down, the station had already disposed of 26,000 litres from the 34,000 litres allocated to it.

The commissioner said when they multiplied the cost of the available litres with the surcharge, they arrived at N4.2million.

Mr. Bako also disclosed that they found another filling station, A.Y. Maikifi Petroleum, filling the product into gallons for black marketers.

He said the station manager was reprimanded for under-dealing.

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