Fire destroys N38.8m goods in Ilorin

In what will come across as a really heartbreaking development, a fire disaster has caused serious damage in Kwara State.

The fire ravaged a paint shop in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, in the early hours of Saturday, destroying property worth N38.8 million.

The incident occurred at about 12:31am at the paint shop located around Balogun Afin, at Ita-Kure Area of Ilorin metropolis.

According to the spokesman of the State Fire Service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, the shop suddenly caught fire and destroyed two residential buildings built beside it, comprising a storey building, and a bungalow.

He further disclosed that apart from the two residential buildings destroyed by the ravaging fire, five other shops in the vicinity were also affected.

Fire fighters were able to put the fire under control and prevent it from escalating to the adjacent buildings.

The leading fire officer of the crew attributed the extent of the damages caused by the inferno to the chemical nature of the burning materials, and the late call by the sympathisers.

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