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Fire chief counsels Lagos residents on storage of fuel

15 December 2015, 17:31

Lagos - Mr Rasaq Fadipe, the Director of Lagos State Fire Service, on Tuesday advised Lagos residents to be mindful of the danger in storing petrol and combustible substances at homes.

Fadipe, who gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said the advice was timely because of the harmattan and festive season.

"People should be careful as harmattan period is dusty and dry; It is the most risky period as little spark could escalate and create great havoc.

"Fuel scarcity is just artificial and people should not because of that start to store petrol at homes because it is dangerous,’’ he said.

Also read: Fire raises 17 houses, bank in Lagos

Fadipe called on landlords and tenants to be concerned about what is happening in their compound and neighbourhood.

The director also warned against illegal connection of electricity, saying that this could cause fire outbreaks.

"Do not go to the electric poles to tap light, it is the job of the officials of electricity companies.

"Shady jobs on electric poles can cause fire as a result of high voltage,’’ he said.

Fadipe advised people to put their generating sets in open and airy places.

According to him, if people take the due care, the festive season would be better and peaceful.

He urged Lagosians to call the fire service whenever they suspected any fire outbreak.

Fadipe said that the fire service was well equipped and ready to respond promptly to any distress call.



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