A warehouse in the pemises of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Oshodi, Lagos was on Saturday razed by an inferno.
The fire was said to have started at the power house of the agency’s office before spreading to the warehouse, where chemicals such as ethanol were stored.
A statement issued by the General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu has it that the fire incident started from the power house around 3.15pm.
“Investigation at the incident scene of fire outbreak at Nafdac office, Oshodi revealed that the fire started at about 3.15 pm today Saturday 18th March 2017.
“The inferno started from the power house, escalating to the nearby warehouse where chemicals were stored,” the statement said.
It continued that “other buildings including the administrative building housing the central laboratory complex of the Agency were salvaged by the combined team of LASEMA and Lagos State Fire Service. Officials of NAFDAC also rendered necessary support for the intervention.
“The fire has been put under control as damping exercise is presently ongoing.”
The LASEMA GM disclosed that an investigation will be carried out to ascertain what caused the incident.