There was a fire outbreak at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday morning.
The fire, which was quickly traced to the electric panel room on the second floor of the terminal by a combined team of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN’s electrical engineers and fire officers, was extinguished shortly after it started, preventing any serious damage to the building.
Confirming the incident in a press release issued on Thursday afternoon, Yakubu Dati, General Manager, Corporate Communications, FAAN, said, “There was a minor smoke incident at the departures hall of the international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 11:45am today, Thursday, November 23, 2014.”
Preliminary investigation reveals that the incident was caused by a short circuit at the panel room.
However, FAAN has directed the Directorate of Engineering and Maintenance to commence immediate investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the said short-circuiting of the cables.
The Airport Authority has also assured the traveling public and other airport users that there was no immediate danger to anyone as a result of the incident, and it did not also affect flight operations at the terminal.