Araromi spare parts market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital was in the early hours of Saturday gutted by fire.
DAILY POST reports that the market is one of the major markets in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
It was gathered that the fire incident, which started around 2 a.m. affected about forty-five (45) shops.
Oyo State Fire Service confirmed the incident to Newsmen.
General Manager of the State Fire Service, Rev. Canon Yemi Akinyinka, while speaking with Newsmen on Saturday, said that men of the command were able to quench the fire around 5 a.m. on Saturday.
Akinyinka, in a telephone conversation with an online newspaper 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”.
TODAY SPLASH reports that the incident is coming a few weeks after a tanker lost control and burst into flames in Ibadan.