The fire fighting and rescue officers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN are currently battling to put out a bush fire reported at the RESA of 36L of the Murtala Mohammed International airport, Lagos.
The bush fire was said to have started about 5minutes ago and the fire officers were immediately notified and swiftly moved to the site.
General manager cooperate affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu says in a statement that the incident has not affected flight operations in and out of the airports.
“However, the incident did not affect flight operations as normal flight Operations continues unhindered”.
“Officers of the Fire Rescue and fire fighting services,(ARFFS) are presently on ground and fire fighting is in progress”
The Authority has informed airline operators and other airport users of the incident.
Barely a month ago, a similar incident was reported to have occurred at the Port Harcourt international airport resulting in scores of passengers stranded at the airport as the runway was closed for some hours.
The runway was later reopened after the fire was curtained by the officers of the fire rescue and fire fighting services.