A severe inferno razed nine shopping complex at early hours on thursday, the fire started around 12am in one of the shops before its spread to other shops in the complex, in Ataoja of Osogbo.
It was reported that the inferno destroyed goods that were recently stocked, goods including tailoring and furniture materials were said to have been razed.
The Administration officer of Osun State Fire Service, Mr Fatai Aremu, stated that the fire men were informed by thirty minutes past twelve, and they responded immediately
He further said, that it took the men some hours to quench the fire, but the inferno affected nine shops, while the cause of the fire was still unknown.
Aremu said, “We received a distress call from the scene around 12:30 am on Thursday and our men immediately moved into the area.
“We were there for several hours before we could subdue the fire. It affected nine shops. Furniture, tailoring materials were being sold there and the shops were razed down.
“The impact of the fire was severe and the loss, very huge. we are still investigating the cause. However, preliminary findings of the possible cause point to electric spark in one of the affected shops.”