Fire razes PHCN transmission station
…Apapa, Festac, Ajegunle, others thrown in darkness
BY KUNLE KALEJAYE
Lagos — Officials of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, transmission station was Wednesday, thrown into confusion following a fire incident which gutted the control room of the 132KVH Amuwo Transmission Station in Lagos.
Eye witnesses said that the fire started at about 5:17 p.m .
As at the time of filing in this report, the cause of the fire was yet unknown even as the Federal Fire Service officials were already on ground battling to bring the situation under control.
It was gathered that the station’s control room was severely damaged by the inferno.
As a result of the inferno, Vanguard gathered that KiriKiri, Apapa, Satelite Town, Festac Town, AmuwoOdofin, Ajegunle, Industrial Estate, Tin-Can Coconut, Beach Island and environs will be without power supply for months.
According to the Zonal Command of the Federal Fire Service, Sterling Chukwu, the cause of the fire was yet unknown.
“Immediately we got the distress call that PHCN office was on fire, we rose to the occasion and in less than 10 minutes my team were on ground to arrest the situation.
And as you can see, the fire is under control, but we have called for back-up from our Lagos State counterpart because we will soon run out of water.”
Within five minute, men of Lagos State Fire Service arrived the scene with adequate water supply to combat the inferno.
Men of the Federal Road Safety, Nigeria Police and other security agencies were also on ground to assist in combating the inferno.