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How Stored Petrol Aided The Spread Of Fire At Bodija Market In Ibadan – Fire Service Reveals

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the Oyo State Fire Service has revealed why fire spread at the Bodija Market.

The fire service said the fire at the Bodija Market, Ibadan, was aided by several kegs of stored in some shops in the market.

The agency’s Director of Operations, Mr Ismail Adeleke, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday, however, said the agency was still investigating the main cause of the incident.

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According to him, one Ayo Akeredolu from the Yemetu Police Station, Ibadan, called around 5.35am on Monday to inform the agency about the inferno.

“We responded quickly a 27,000-litre capacity truck with to the market and started putting the fire under control.

“Another 10,000-litre capacity truck also joined in our operation to finally put the fire.

“However, in the course of our operation, we discovered that grinding machines were in most of the shops some kegs of petrol, which contributed to the spread of the inferno,” he added.

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Recall that three blocks, comprising 11 lock-up shops per block, situated at Ori-Igi Lane in the market, were affected by the fire.

Property worth millions of naira was also estimated to have been razed by the fire.

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