In the early hours of Sunday, December 25, a dreadful fire outbreak engulfed the factory section of the Nigerian Breweries Headquarters in Iganmu, Lagos.
The raging fire could be seen spreading quickly across the building in amaetuer video recordings on social media.
Hours later, the company in an official statement via its official twitter handle, confirmed the inferno, saying there were no injuries or casualties and its operations had not been disrupted.
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Rasak Fadipe, Director of the Lagos State Fire Services, Speaking to Premium Times said his agency discovered the fire around 5:25 a.m.
“We discovered it on our own, it was not as if they placed a call to us, we saw the thing billowing in the sky and that was how we responded.
“On arrival, we discovered that the fire covered about three acres of open land, where finished products and empty cartons were stacked.
“It was very massive, the bottles and the crates were dissolving as we were attacking the fire. There were some sporadic explosions as well, that gave us another problem but we quickly got it under control.
“But as at now we are on top of it; we had to break the back of the breweries’ building and fight from there because the fire was initially spreading to the railway line.”
Seven fire trucks from the Lagos State Fire and Safety Services, three fire trucks from Julius Berger, and officials of both the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and the National Emergency Management Agency were on ground to tackle the inferno.