There has been a fire outbreak at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) petrol station located along College road in the Ogba area of Lagos State.
The incident occurred on Monday when a tanker came to dispense fuel at the filling station.
Although the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained witnesses say the fire suddenly started before the tanker started discharging its products.
However, firefighters are said to be having difficulties in putting out the inferno.
Some nearby houses are also reported to have been affected by the fire alongside a car lot close by, destroying at least six cars.