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Report: There were no casualties at Murtala Muhammed Airport Fire Incident

 

Minor Fire Incident at the Construction Site of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos There was a minor fire incident at a construction site beside the ‘D’ wing extension of the MMIA about 11:30am, today, December 20, 2012.

The fire was caused by the activities of welders working on the site and lasted for about 15 minutes.

The prompt intervention of the fire service attached to the airport immediately brought the fire under control.

There were no casualties. The only fall out of the incident was the switching off of the power source which has since been restored.

Normal activities at the Airport which were not interrupted by the fire have continued as planes are taking off and landing without hitches.

FAAN commends the rapid response of the officers and men of its Fire Department and other relevant agencies for restoring normalcy.

We remain committed to providing secure, safe and comfortable airport environment as enshrined in the aviation master plan.

Yakubu Dati

General Manager, Corporate Communications

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