There was a fire outbreak at the Yaya Abatan area of Ogba, Lagos State on Monday.
It was gathered that the fire which gutted the filling station had spread to nearby houses along College Road.
Although the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained witnesses say the fire suddenly started before the tanker started discharging its products.
However, 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.