Wailings As Midnight Fire Razes Popular Ibadan Auto Parts Market

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According to a report by The Nation, the popular Araromi auto spare parts market in Agodi-Gate, Ibadan has been razed by a midnight fire.

Mostly affected are the tyre and engine sections the market.

The fire, which is still being battled by a combined team firefighters and some traders, has led to the loss of goods valued at hundreds of millions.

The fire was said to have started around 11 pm around the tyre section and spread to other parts the nearby shops where trailer engines were sold.

Sources said the fire was caused by a power surge, which was escalated by nylon used to wrap tyres.

Firefighters couldn’t gain quick access to the market owing to vehicles parked indiscriminately by the roadside.

also led to difficulty in salvaging goods and wares.

The fire trucks parked a distance about half kilometres as two teams from the Oyo state battled inferno worsened by inflammable items.