A fire outbreak suspected to be fallout of electrical spark at the baggage hall ceiling occurred on Wednesday morning at Terminal 1 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, located in Ikeja, Lagos State
Penpushing reports that the spokesperson of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN), Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua, confirmed the incident in a statement, adding that smoke started around 7am from the hall ceiling.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) imagemaker added that the smoke was identified as a burning lithium inverter battery installation in the basement, and that the authorities promptly responded
“At approximately 0723 hours this morning, a suspected electrical spark at the baggage hall ceiling caused the smoke incident that was reported at Terminal 1 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, located in Ikeja, Lagos. The source of the smoke was identified as a burning lithium inverter battery installation in the basement’, he said.
‘Promptly responding to the situation at 0730hrs the dedicated firefighters from the Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport and the Electrical Department of the Authority initiated immediate action. Their swift response and professional efforts have successfully brought the situation under control.”
Penpushing further reports that Yakubu-Funtua, in the statement made available to journalists explained that the staff and passengers, as well as airport users had to be evacuated from the airport following the smoke accident.
‘In accordance with our unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of passengers, staff, and all airport users, the Terminal building was promptly evacuated due to the smoke that had permeated some areas of the facility’, he stated.
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