Fires razes multiple shops in Ibadan spare parts market

The Araromi spare parts market in Ibadan, Oyo State, was completely devastated by fire, destroying properties worth millions of Naira.

In the early hours of January 14, Saturday, a fire started.

The fire event at the spare parts market, one of the main markets in Ibadan, affected about 45 establishments.

The state fire service was able to put out the fire, which had begun about 2:00 a.m., at 5 a.m.

Rev. Canon Yemi Akinyinka, general manager of the Oyo State Incident Service, attributed the fire to burning trash.

He declared: “Our men have been putting out the fire started by indiscriminate garbage burning at Araromi Market Agodi Gate since 2:30 a.m.

“The fire was suppressed at 5:00 a.m. Cooling down operation is ongoing to suppress re-ignition. On my way for on the spot assessment.

“I cannot say specifically the number of shops now, you know it is an emergency. It started in the night. About 45 shops.”

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