Fire has gutted a section of Araromi spare parts market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital
Reports have it that the fire started early this morning in one of the shops before spreading to other parts of the market
We understand that the market is one of the major markets in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
General Manager of the State Fire Service, Rev. Canon Yemi Akinyinka, said that men of the command were able to quench the fire around 5 a.m. on Saturday.
Akinyinka said: “Our men are at Araromi Market Agodi Gate since 2:30 a.m. where they are putting off the fire caused by indiscriminate refuse burning.
“The fire was suppressed at 5:00 a.m. Cooling down operation is ongoing to suppress reignition. 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”.