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Fire Razes Shops at Shasha Market in Ibadan

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By Abiodun Ogunrinde, Ibadan

There was confusion in Shasha
community, Ibadan on Tuesday as over
10 shops reportedly went up in flames
around 4:30am with several items
destroyed.

Adewuyi said, “We were called around
4:25am that the market was on fire. Our station at the Oyo State Secretariat
responded to the emergency. About 30 shops were razed. We heard that the
incident happened when electricity supply was restored in the area in the early hours of Tuesday.

“Shasha is a fruit and vegetable market, so the heaps of baskets that were kept at the place fuelled the fire.”

He warned that as the harmattan sets in the people should be more careful so as to forestall incessant fire outbreaks. “We must ensure that before leaving our
homes and places of work, all appliances
are disconnected to prevent electricity
sparks.

“It is wrong to take telephone sets into
the kitchen; don’t spray insecticide while cooking, don’t make calls when buying fuel at the filling station.

“Little children should not have access to combustible materials and those living close to the bush should weed off the surrounding bush up to six feet from the feet of their houses to prevent fire outbreak that may result from bush burning,” he said.

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