UPDATED: Fire ravages Port Harcourt communities

UPDATE

The Fire at Roumuoekehi in Eneka area of River State has been put off, emergency officials say.

The fire involved five petrol tankers.

Notwithstanding the recent death of over 100 residents, who were scooping petrol from an accidented fuel tanker in the city, residents still rushed to the scene of today’s incident to scoop fuel but were ‘forcefully’ stopped by the Joint Military Task Force, JTF.

“The fire on vessel on the sea would soon be contained by firefighters,” a NEMA official said.

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Two separate fire incidents are ravaging locations in the oil-rich city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The first incident is reported to be an oil well explosion at the Ablomma jetty. Although fire service officers are currently at the scene, witnesses say the fire is still burning, and proving difficult for the firemen to extinguish.

Details of the cause of the incident at Ablomma jetty is still sketchy but witnesses say it was casused by a fuel badge at the jetty.

A few kilometers away from the jetty, in Rumouekehi, five petrol trucks are said to be on fire too.

Spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said the agency has mobilised first responders to both scenes.

A third fire incident which cannot be confirmed by PREMIUM TIMES at the moment indicates that an early morning fire gutted the top floor of Rivers Newspaper Corporation office.

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