The Oyo State Fire Department said its men are still assessing and collecting the number and value of the damaged property during yesterday’s fire incident.
State Fire Service Director General Rev. Canon Yemi Akinyinka made the revelation during a phone conversation with DAILY POST on Friday.
Recall that on Thursday night, a fully loaded oil tanker lost control in the Apata district of Ibadan, Oyo State.
The tanker lost control and caught fire, wreaking havoc at the Apata Junction, opposite the Owando Filling Station.
Contacted on Friday, the director general of the state fire department, Akininka, said it took more than three hours to put out the flames.
Akininka told the Daily Post that the command men arrived at the scene when the tanker caught fire.
He told reporters on Friday that firefighters had already reported the scene of the accident to assess the situation, explaining that the value and number of damaged properties could not be ascertained yet.
“We are still compiling our report because we don’t want to give a report that the public will criticize.
“But we stopped the fire around 9am yesterday and our men were still there until 11pm and our men were until today to assess the situation to make sure there was no problem.
But no life was lost. I can not tell you how many shops now. If I say 15 now and the merchants say it is 10, what do we do?
“The tanker caught fire before our men got there.”
Ibadan petrol tank explosion: Our men are still assessing the extent of the damage – Fire Service