An early morning fire on Christmas Day has engulfed the headquarters of Nigerian Breweries Plc in the Iganmu area of Lagos.
The Lagos State fire service is said to have arrived at the scene to contain the inferno.
According to officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the fire started around 5:30AM on Sunday.
There has been no confirmed report of fatalities in the accident, and the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
However, NEMA officials said three people were taken to area hospitals for treatment. It is not known if they were staff of Nigerian Breweries or emergency crew.
Nigerian Breweries, in a statement released by its Corporate Affairs Adviser, Mr. Kufre Ekanem, said that the fire has been brought under control.
Mr. Ekanem also confirmed that there were no deaths, but only the plastic crates used in storing liquid content were destroyed 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.
“We thank all stakeholders who have called to clarify or support the Lagos Brewery at this time,” he said.
Nigerian Breweries is the country’s largest brewer and a subsidiary of Dutch brewer Heineken NV. Incorporated in 1946, the company has grown over the years and has 10 breweries spread across the country with two malting plants in Aba and Kaduna.
This article was recently updated on December 25, 2016 at 2:39pm