Fire Razes Plastic Company In Lagos
By Victor Ernest With Agency Report.
The management of Rida National Plastics Company Ltd, Oshodi, Lagos, is counting its loses after an early morning fire destroyed its property worth millions of Naira on Sunday.
It was gathered that officials of the Lagos State Fire Service Department battled the fire which started at about 7:00 a.m. for many hours, before finally bringing it under control.
Also, officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the Police battled to manage traffic, security and safety on the Apapa/Oworonshoki expressway, as sympathisers thronged the scene.
An official of the Lagos State Rapid Response Unit who simply identified himself as `Mr Nature’ told NAN that the fire started at about 7: 00 a.m.
According to him, the fire was difficult to handle due to the inflammable nature of the plastic products of the company.
He added that the officials of the Lagos State Fire Service battled the fire for many hours, trying to ensure that it did not spread to neighbouring companies in the area, as well as the Ikeja Military Cantonment.
A staff of the company who did not want to be identified explained that the company had a wide expanse of land behind its fence, which is linked to a nearby Army barracks, adding that bush fire spread into the company’s premises from the barracks.
“All our machines, including the recycling machine, grinding machine and the blender, were all burnt in the incident,” he said.