The inferno that stemmed out of Airport Hotel’s parking lot razed three vehicles did not affect the hotel building and luckily, the hotel’s customers
The vehicles affected are; a Toyota coaster bus with number plate, LND133XW; a Honda civic saloon car with number plate, AKR234LZ; and a Cadillac Escalade car with an unknown registration number .
Dr Damilola Oke- Osanyintolu, the Director General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency(LASEMA) assured the accuracy of the incident in the statement he provided;
“We received multiple reports of a fire outbreak at Ikeja Airport Hotel along Obafemi Awolowo Way in Ikeja.
“On arrival at the above scene, it was determined that three (3) vehicles had caught fire, one Toyota coaster bus (LND133XW), a Honda civic saloon car (AKR234LZ) and a Cadillac Escalade car with unknown registration number.
“The resultant fire affected the Tour Africa Transport Company within the airport hotel premises and not the hotel building itself.
The flames have since been extinguished by our responders and the Lagos State Fire Service and an investigation is being carried out to ascertain the cause of the fire.
“We appeal for calm and will provide further updates
Nosa Okunbor, the Public Affairs Officer of LASEMA also confirmed the incident when he said; ‘‘the prompt arrival of the fire service and the LASEMA response team saved the situation and stopped the fire from escalating’’.