The management of Nigerian Breweries Plc, on Sunday evening said while the early Christmas morning fire outbreak in its Lagos headquarter plant has been contained, there were not injuries or casualities.
In a tweet, the group said “only empty bottles/crates impacted,” even as it assured that its “operations (are) not disrupted.”
NB’s Iganmu, Lagos plant was engulfed by fire with firefighters battling to contain the inferno, which according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) started from one of the company’s warehouses around 5:30am, destroying property worth millions of naira.
Also, the company in a statement issued by its Corporate Affairs Adviser, Kufre Ekanem, said no life was lost, noting that only empty bottles, plastic crates and some sections of the bottle holding bay were gutted by the fire.
“There was a fire outbreak today at the empty bottle compound of the Lagos plant of Nigerian Breweries Plc in Iganmu, Lagos.
“The fire, which started early in the morning, has been put under control by men of the Lagos State Fire Service supported by the Brewery fire team and other nearby corporate organisations.
“There were no injuries or fatalities arising from the fire. Only empty bottles, plastic crates and some sections of the bottle holding bay were impacted by the fire.
“Brewery operations were not disrupted by the incident,” he said, thanking stakeholders who called to clarify or show solidarity at a time like this.