There was yet another petrol tanker fire in Lagos early Saturday at Idimu Bus Stop, Egbe Idimu Local Council Development Area of the state.
Up to 40 houses are believed to have been consumed by the fire.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred when two tankers loaded with diesel were in a race to outwit each other and in the process one of the two tankers over-turned spilling its content on the road and immediately burst into flames.
The situation could have been worst but for the timely intervention of the Lagos State Fire Service saved the day.
As at press time it could not be confirmed if there was any loss of lives as the inferno was still raging with fire fighters battling to put out the fire as 3am this morning.