Fire Razes 17 Shops In Ile-Ife Market

Goods worth millions of naira were lost to an early morning inferno at Oja-Tuntun, in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Saturday.

Although, the cause of the incident is yet to be known, the spokesperson for Osun State Fire Service, Adekunle Ibrahim said the agency received a distress call around 12:30 am from a resident near the market.

Ibrahim added that when firefighters arrived at the scene, the inferno had affected a building housing 16 shops and a container within the market.

He added that a team from the fire unit of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, also joined the operation.

He said, “Ile-Ife Zonal Fire Station was informed about a fire incident at Olulere New Market, Oja Tuntun in Ile-Ife around 12.30 am on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

“Our men met the fire well-lit and put out the fire with assistance from the OAU Fire Unit. Properties saved worth over N500 million, but a block which had a total of 16 shops and one container, making a total of 17 shops were affected.”

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