In the wee hours of this morning, Saturday, September 23, 2023, a section of the plastics company Mega Plastics Company, located in the Ilupeju neighborhood of Lagos, was completely destroyed by fire.
This was said in a statement released to The PUNCH on Saturday by Adebayo Taofiq, Director of LASTMA’s Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department.
The statement claims that LASTMA representatives arrived on the scene of the fire incident at around 6:30 a.m., at which point they made contact with other emergency responders to help put out the fire.
The statement reads, “Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and other emergency responders in the early morning today (Saturday, 23rd of September, 2023) combated an industrial fire outbreak at Mega Plastics Company located at No.4, Ilupeju Bypass beside Federal Inland Revenue Service, Ilupeju area of Lagos.
“Traffic Officer Ayo Olaosebikan (Falcon) of Zone 21 confirmed that the Lastma rescue team arrived at the scene of the industrial fire outbreak around 6:30 a.m. before other emergency responders were contacted by Lastma.
“Immediately we arrived at the scene of the industrial fire, we quickly informed other emergency responders particularly the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services and the Nigerian Police.
Although the origin of the industrial fire could not be determined right away, the agency said that a preliminary assessment found that the company’s manufacturing and storage areas had suffered significantly from the fire outbreak.
Federal/State Fire Services, police officers, and the Lasema Response Unit were among the other emergency personnel on the scene.
The statement also stated that as of the time of this report, no injuries or fatalities had been reported.