AT least 20 vehicles and some bags of rice were on Thursday destroyed when fire gutted Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A warehouse in Ikeja, Lagos State.
The fire was said to have razed substantial part of the warehouse destroying six trucks, 15 cars/vans and a truck fully loaded with scores of seized foreign parboiled rice.
Officials of the Lagos State Fire Service, Emergency management Agency, LASEMA Response Team Fire Unit and other emergency officers were sighted at the scene putting out the fire.
While some say the fire started due to bush burning activity within the axis where the vehicles are parked, the Deputy Head, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musibau, told newsmen that the fire started from a burst cylinder stored under one of the burnt vehicles.
“From available information, the fire started from a burst cylinder stored under one of the vehicles and enhanced by the harmattan,” he said.