May 19, 2024
Fire Guts TCN Transmission Substation In Lagos
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Fire Guts TCN Transmission Substation In Lagos

There was a fire outbreak at the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Alagbon Transmission Substation.

The fire incident which occurred yesterday evening, affected one of its 60MVA power transformers in the substation. 

Reports state that a duty operator investigating a loud bang from the switchyard found a fire under the cooling fans of the transformer.

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In a statement, TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, said initial efforts to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher, proved ineffective as oil, which started dripping from the transformer, fed the blaze.

Mrs Mbah said it took the intervention of the Federal Fire Service in Onikan and the Lagos State Fire Service at Dolphin Estate, to put out the fire about an hour later, thereby bringing the situation under control. 

She says normal supply was restored to the station two hours later.

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