Fire has gutted the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) petrol station located along College road in the Ogba area of Lagos State.

According to Channels Television, the incident occurred on Monday when a tanker came to dispense fuel at the filling station.

A witnesses said the fire  started before the tanker started discharging its products, even though the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

On measures taken so far before and after the incident, firefighters are said to be having difficulties in putting out the inferno.

Some nearby houses are also reported to have been affected by the fire alongside a car lot close by, destroying at least six cars.