An inferno has occurred at the Trans Forcados Pipeline within the Chanomi Creeks in Yeye community of Burutu Local Government Area of Delta, NAN reported.
According to Mr. Sylvester Okoh, General Manager Community Relations, Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited, who confirmed the incident to the newsmen “at about 11:00 pm on May 19, 2019, a fire incident was reported at the crude oil spill site along the Trans Forcados pipeline around Yeye community.
“It was gathered that the fire occurred due to excessive heat from a pumping machine which was being used to transfer crude oil from the spill site into a barge.
“The fire was reported to have destroyed some equipment at the scene. The houseboat and gunboats were safely relocated from the scene of the fire incident,” Okoh said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Evans Etimigba of the Chartered Peace Reconciliator in the Niger Delta has expressed fear that the fire might probably spread to other parts of the community if not put off.
Etimigba called for the quick intervention of the relevant government agencies to curtail the inferno.