There were reports of a fire incident at Transcorp Building in Ikoyi, Lagos State, on Saturday, October 26. Transcorp has now responded explaining what happened.
Photos and videos shared online show fire and a black plume of smoke rising into the sky from a building in Ikoyi. Online reports stated that the fire was from Transcorp in Ikoyi.
Fire service and LASEMA were also pictured at the scene battling the fire.
Transcorp has now responded to the incident. In a statement shared via its official Twitter account, the company said the fire incident was at their neighbour’s building. They had some damage to their building but it was limited and no injury was sustained by any personnel.
IMPORTANT NOTICE Fire Incident at our Neighbour’s Building, Adjoining our Head Office On Saturday 26th October 2019 there was a fire incident at the building next to our Headquarters located at 38 Glover Road, Ikoyi Lagos.
The company continued:
We had limited damage to the adjoining parts of the building but there was no loss of vital documents. Equally, no injury was sustained by any personnel on ground. The Lagos State Fire Service, the UBA Fire Service and Julius Berger worked with our team to quell the situation.
Below is a video of the fire.