The Ararumi spare parts market in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, was burnt in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The DAILY POST reports that the market is one of the main markets in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
It was found that the fire, which started around two o’clock in the morning, affected about forty-five (45) stores.
The Oyo State Fire Service confirmed the incident to the Daily Post.
Speaking to the Daily Mail on Saturday, Reverend Canon Yemi Akininka, director-general of the fire service, said commando men managed to put out the flames around 5 a.m. on Saturday.
In a phone conversation with DAILY POST, Akinyinka said, “Our men have been at Araromi Market Agodi Gate since 2:30 am as the fire caused by random waste burning is being put out.
“The fire was extinguished at 5:00 am. Cooling is in progress to suppress re-ignition. On my way for immediate evaluation.
“I can’t say exactly how many stores now, you know it’s an emergency. It started at night. About 45 stores.”
The Daily Post reported that the accident comes a few weeks after a tanker lost control and caught fire in Ibadan.
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