The fire outbreak which later caused a heavy traffic logjam occurred near the INEC headquarters where the collation of presidential election results was going on near sparking junction, Dadin Kowa, Jos.
The fire at BOK investment filling station is believed to have occurred when the tanker was offloading fuel at about 4:45pm, local time.
Series of multiple explosions followed but for the timely intervention of men of the plateau state fire service and some youths who helped to evacuate some parked vehicles.
The cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed.
No life was however lost as the filling station was said to be closed when the incident happened.