The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) located in Mowe, Obafemi-Owode local government area of Ogun State along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, narrowly escaped being burnt down on Monday, following explosion of a gas plant near the church headquarters
Penpushing reports that, the Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday, and that as at the time of filing this report cause of the fire was unknown
The Director said there was no case of reported death, adding that the team controlled the fire from causing secondary incidents, adding that the fire which was reported at about 11.22am, left four stationed gas trucks severely burnt.
“The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is presently combating gas Fire at Sun Contractor Project Services Limited, K/m 46 Lagos- Ibadan Expressway, Mowe, Ogun State. The Fire which was reported at 11:22 hours, Monday, was subdued from causing secondary incidents by the Alausa and Ilupeju fire crews, leaving four stationed gas trucks severely burnt. There was neither case of injury nor death as damping down of the Fire has been concluded.”
Penpushing further reports that, in an update, the Lagos state Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the fire started from one of the gas cylinders before spreading to two other stationed trucks.
The Public Relation Department of the agency explained that the explosion occurred inside Axella Gas depot on the Sagamu-bound traffic between the Car Park C gate and the main gate of the Redemption City.
Penpushing also reports that, the statement by the agency explained that, the fire was brought under control by the combined efforts of the Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG) Fire Service and Lagos State Fire Service.
“Against the news making the round, the incident was completely outside of the Redemption City and our fire service team only responded as part of our community service support to our neighbours within the environ,” the statement added.
“We thank God the incident has been put under control. We wish to inform all residents and visitors to the Redemption City that there is no scare of any sort and everyone can go about their lawful and godly activities.”
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