A petrol tanker is on fire at Forte Oil filling station near the local airport in Lagos State.
The explosion which occurred when the tanker was discharging its contents has resulted in a massive blaze at the facility.
Officials of the fire service are trying to contain the inferno.
It is yet to be ascertained if there are casualties as a result of the incident.
The airport itself, just across the road, has not been affected by the fire.
The incident has caused a gridlock in the Ikeja axis of the state.