Chiemelie Ezeobi

A fire outbreak Tuesday morning engulfed the heavy duty generator of Ecobank Headquarters on Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.

According to eyewitness reports, the fire started at about 9am when a diesel laden tanker was offloading its products close to the switched on generating set.

This set off an explosion, which engulfed the generator and would have exacerbated save for the timely response of the state fire service.

After battling to contain the flames, the bank used its Twitter page to douse tension by announcing that the fire has been put out.

Details later…