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Traders count their loses as fire g¥ts popular Oyo market – Instablog9ja

Traders are counting their loses after fire gutted Araromi spare parts market in Ibadan, Oyo State, in the early hours of Saturday, January 10.

It was gathered that the fire incident, which started around 2 a.m. affected about forty-five (45) shops, DailyPost reports.

Confirming the incident, the General Manager of the State Fire Service, Rev. Canon Yemi 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”.