Fire at Ayede substation in Nigeria
Nigeria, Ibadan: Fire struck the Ayede station of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in Ibadan, Oyo State, burning completely 330 kV/132 kV transformer located inside the station.
The development may bring power outage in the whole of Oyo State and some parts of Ogun and Osun States.
The fire was said to have been as a result of a power surge, leading to sparkling.
Fire fighters were drafted from the Federal Fire Service, Oyo State Fire Service, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ibadan depot, while private organisations like Sweetco, Zartech, and Sumal foods also sent their firefighter vehicles and personnel.
Despite the combined efforts of the fire servicemen, it was difficult to put out the fire because of the large volume of transmission oil in the transformer.
Nigerian Tribune learnt that the transformer had over 500 drums of oil when the fire started.
Workers joined firefighters in the efforts to put out the fire and to prevent it from extending to the three other transformers beside the affected one.
Apart from deploying their firefighter vehicles, the private organisations also brought tankers to supply water into the vehicles already being used to fight the fire.
Source: Nigerian Tribune