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Section of Dangote Refinery in Lagos catches fire

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A fire broke out at a section of the Lagos-based Dangote Refinery on Wednesday afternoon, June 26, 2024, causing alarm in the surrounding community.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing massive plumes of smoke and hearing loud noises from the refinery’s direction.

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Nairametrics reported that the fire started around noon in the refinery’s effluent plant.

Videos circulating on social media showed thick black smoke rising from the affected area of the complex.

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Another video revealed that most of the refinery was not impacted, with engineers on-site watching the smoke billow into the sky.

As of this report, emergency responders from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) had not yet arrived at the scene.

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Owned by Aliko Dangote, Dangote Refinery is a major player in Nigeria‘s oil industry and is set to become the largest single-train refinery in the world.

Investigations are ongoing to determine the fire’s cause and its effect on the refinery’s operations.

Fire Contained

In a press statement, the Dangote Group announced that it had contained what it described as a “minor fire incident” at the effluent plant.

“Dangote Refinery contains minor fire at its effluent treatment plant.

“We have swiftly contained a minor fire incident at our effluent treatment plant (ETP), today Wednesday, 26th June

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