By Samuel Adegoke
A huge fire broke out at Dugbe Market, Ibadan on Wednesday, razing two buildings housing over eight shops and destroying goods worth millions of naira.
The fire, which started at about 1:25 pm, affected a story building and a bungalow which houses several shops.
The Chief Fire Officer of the Oyo State Fire Service, Mr Moshood Adewuyi told The Nation that the service received a distress call around 1:30 pm, adding that a vehicle was sent there immediately to put out the fire. On getting there, the firemen realized the enormity of the fire and called for a second vehicle.
The combination of the efforts of the teams and two vehicles helped put out the fire at about 3:00pm. But the shops were badly affected, leading to huge loss for the affected traders. Only the ground floor of the story building was spared. The floor is used as a warehouse for building materials.
Adewuyi said the cause of the fire was yet to be determined as at press time.
The razed shops are located opposite UBA building at Dugbe Alawo area of the capital city.
Goods worth millions of naira were on Wednesday afternoon razed as a fire outbreak destroyed a building and some shops in the Lebanon area of Dugbe, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Men of the fire service from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the state fire service were seen at the scene of the fire emptying three water tankers and frantically battling the fire.
Although no life was lost in the inferno, many traders whose shops and goods were razed were seen crying and lamenting their loss.