Early Morning Fire Consumes 45 Shops, Goods Worth Billions At Spare Part Market Araromi Ibadan
Traders and business owners at the Araromi spare parts market in Ibadan, Oyo State capital have been thrown into another round of poverty after Fire gutted their goods and properties in the early hours of Saturday, 14 January 2023 .
Araromi spare parts market is one of the leading markets in Ibadan.
Eye witness accounts reveals that the fire started around 2 a.m burnt 45 shops.
Oyo State Fire Service General Manager Rev. Canon Yemi Akinyinka, confirmed the incident while speaking with newsmen on Saturday, noting that men of the command were able to quench the fire around 5 a.m. on Saturday.
He 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”.
DAILY POST reports that the incident is coming a few weeks after a tanker lost control and burst into flames in Ibadan.