KWARA – A Pharmaceutical Company in Ilorin was gutted by fire on Tuesday, destroying properties worth millions of naira. Peace Pharmaceutical Company, the burnt company, is located opposite National Hajj Commission, along Ilorin West Local Government Secretariat, Kwara State capital.
Speaking on the incident via a press statement, the press officer of the state Fire Service, Mr. Hassan Adekunle said,
“We received an emergency call of a fire incident at Peace Pharmaceutical Company. The fire crew, upon receiving the distress call, promptly departed from the station with the fire appliances to attend to the situation. Upon arrival at the scene, the fire crew encountered a severe and rapidly spreading fire at the Peace Pharmaceutical Company.
“The firemen immediately commenced firefighting operations to contain the inferno and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the company. Despite the scale of the disaster, the firemen, who demonstrated their expertise and skill, successfully controlled and extinguished the fire with firefighting techniques.”
Mr. Hassan revealed that upon investigation of the fire incident, it was discovered that it originated from the process of siphoning ethanol from an ethanol tanker to the company’s ethanol reservoir. Residents and property owners in the state have been advised to install adequate infrastructure to abate any fire incidence in the future.
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