Nigerian Breweries Explains Fire Incident

Nigerian Breweries, FireThe management of the Nigerian Breweries PLC has given its own account of the fire outbreak that engulfed the factory section of its premises in Iganmu area of Lagos State.

The company, in a statement issued on Sunday by its Corporate Affairs Adviser, Mr Kufre Ekanem, said no life was lost in the inferno.

Mr Ekanem also noted that there were no injuries or fatalities arising from the fire, except for empty bottles, plastic crates and some sections of the bottle holding bay which were gutted by the fire.

“There was a fire outbreak today at the empty bottle compound of the Lagos plant of Nigerian Breweries Plc in Iganmu, Lagos.

“The fire, which started early in the morning, has been put under control by men of the Lagos State Fire Service supported by the Brewery fire team and other nearby corporate organisations.

“There were no injuries or fatalities arising from the fire. Only empty bottles, plastic crates and some sections of the bottle holding bay were impacted by the fire.

“Brewery operations were not disrupted by the incident.

“We thank all stakeholders who have called to clarify or support the Lagos Brewery at this time,” he said.

However, Channels Television’s crew reported that although no death was recorded, three persons were taken away by emergency officials for treatment.

Fire Engulfs Nigerian Breweries In Lagos

Fire, Nigerian Breweries, LagosA massive fire outbreak has occurred at the premises of the Nigerian Breweries Plc in the Iganmu area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

The blaze is said to have engulfed the factory section of the company.

At the time Channels Television senior correspondent, Ambrose Okoh, was at the scene, the fire service was battling the inferno.

According to officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the fire started at about 5:30AM on Sunday.

No death has been reported in the incident and the cause of the blaze has not yet been established.

However, about three victims have been taken away by NEMA officials for treatment due to the fire outbreak, although it is not known if they are staff of the Nigerian Breweries or emergency agency workers.

Situation Under Control

In the meantime, the company, in a statement signed by its Adviser on Corporate Affairs, Mr Kufre Ekanem, said the fire has been brought under control.

Mr Ekanem confirmed that no life was lost, but only the plastic crates used in storing the liquid content were destroyed by the fire.

Fire disasters such as this are very common during festive seasons as an eyewitness told Channels Television crew that the fire began from the generator room.

Incorporated in November 1946, the Nigerian Breweries Plc boasts of 10 operational breweries from which its products are distributed to all parts of Nigeria, in addition to the malting plants in Aba and Kaduna.

The company also supports operations in Champion Breweries Plc, Uyo.