SP Ebere Amaraizu, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Enugu Police Command, on Monday said that no life was lost in the fire incident that occurred at Juhel Filling Station in Enugu Metropolis on Monday.
NAN reports that the PPRO made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Enugu.
He said that the incident took place in Juhel Petrol Filling Station located at Isuoba Lane, off Nike Lake road near Trans Ekuku community in Enugu.
According to him, the inferno which happened between 7: 30 am and 8: am, affected a commercial bus, two tricycles, three shops, a transformer and some parts of a nearby residential building.
“The police operatives and the fire service were on ground to prevent it from escalating as well as to provide security, to avoid activities of hoodlums taking advantage of the situation to wreak havoc.
“The cause of the fire incident is not yet known, just as investigations have commenced into the unfortunate incident. However, no life is lost in the incident,’’ he said.
He reminded members of the public of the need to be fire-safety conscious by avoiding things capable of causing inferno.
According to him residents should promptly call on the fire service on 08036704815 and alert the police command on 08032003702 in case of any fire or criminal incident.
Earlier, the state’s Chief Fire Officer, Mr Okwudili Ohaa, confirmed that no life was lost in the fire incident although the fire outbreak was massive.
Ohaa said that the inferno could have done serious damage if not for the quick intervention of the State Fire Service.
He thanked the residents for their support and cooperation as well as Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for equipping and re-positioning the establishment for quick and competent service delivery.
He appealed to the public to take precautionary measures and be vigilant to avert further fire outbreak in the state, especially in this harmattan.