The report reaching us says a  petrol tanker has gutted by fire in the Lacasera area of Mile 2, Lagos State.

Some vehicles around the premises were also reportedly razed by the inferno on Thursday.

NEWSNAIJA learned the driver was said to be conveying the petrol to a destination in the state when he lost control of the vehicle.

It was further gathered that the truck overturned, resulting in a spillage that reportedly burst into flames.

Jamiu Dosunmu, the state Fire Service spokesperson said the fire had been extinguished, adding that no death was recorded.

Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said some stationary trucks were also affected during the fire incident, adding that efforts were on to evacuate the burnt truck from the road.

Oke-Osanyintolu said, “The Agency received the distress calls concerning the above which occurred around 1 am and activated its emergency response plan.

On arrival, it was discovered that a fuel tanker loaded with PMS had overturned and burst into flames due to the oil spillage. This in turn affected some stationary trailers parked inwards Apapa.

He said “a combined team comprising Lagos Fire, Police, Federal Fire, and Agency Responders have extinguished the flames.

He urged road users are encouraged to use alternative routes as Operation to remove the affected vehicles is ongoing.