27th June, 2012
By Moses Falobi
Fire has gutted the second floor of the Nigeria Maritime and Safety Administration, NIMASA, located on Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
The cause of the fire at the 9 storey building today could not be ascertained at press time. However, unofficial sources said it could have been sparked off by electrical fault.
The affected floor houses the SERVICOM and Cabotage sections of the agency.
Fire service men went to the scene with three trucks and were trying to bring the situation under control and prevent the fire from spreading to other floors at the time of filing this report.
The extent of damage could also not be ascertained at press time.
Hajia Lami Tumaka, the PRO of NIMASA, said the cause of the fire outbreak could not be ascertained at the moment.
She said they heard workers on the second floor screaming and running out in the wake of the fire outbreak and men of the fire service were contacted and they came and brought it under control within 20 minutes.