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FAAN initiates investigation of fire at Lagos airport

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has initiated an investigation into the cause of a fire incident that occured on Thursday at the E54 bridge of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja.

The Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, FAAN, Mrs Obiageli Orah, said this in a statement.

According to Orah, efforts to ventilate the smoke from the building are in progress.

She said the smoke was detected billowing from the E54 passenger Bridge, which led the electrical engineers to immediately cut off power to the entire E Wing.

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“The Airport Rescue and Firefighting Services (ARFFS) team was quick to respond, arriving at the scene by 5.30 a.m.

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“Initial suspicions point to sparks from an electrical unit as the cause, but a thorough investigation is ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire.

“The incident, which had escalated into a fire, was brought under control by 6.41 a.m.

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“Efforts to ventilate the smoke from the building are in progress. In the meantime, all flight operations in Terminal 1 of MMA have been diverted to the D Wing,” she said.

Orah also informed that more details would follow shortly as the investigation continues.(NAN)

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