Fire raze part of Atakumosa Central Market, Adeti, Ilesa in Osun State Early morning on tuesday and destroyed goods worth millions of naira.
The inferno which started around 1 am affected several shops located at the entrance of the market but was later stop through the combined efforts of the police and firemen.
Fatai Aremu, Administrative Officer of Osun State Fire Service, said that despite early response to the distress call, barriers at the entrance of the affected shops did not allow the firemen access.
Aremu said the damage caused by the inferno was severe, as he claimed that the cause of the incident had not been ascertained.
Folashade Odoro, The command spokesperson,stated that no life was lost but confirmed that several shops were razed.