Oyo Fire Service Saves Property from Being Gutted
But for prompt action of firefighters, property worth millions of Naira would have been destroyed by fire at Ogunpa area of Ibadan in the early hours of today (Thursday).
This fire, which was believed to be a consequence of power surge in an electrical appliances store, set the shop ablaze.
A witness, Mrs. Bukola Adesanya, who said the fire started around half past nine in the morning, noted that but for quick response of firefighters, the fire would have extended to other buildings.
Officer in Charge Operations, Oyo State Fire Service, Mr. Odebunmi Gbadebo, said its men swung into action following a distress call by members of the public.
Mr. Gbadebo, while noting that the fire had been successfully put out, urged the public to always switch off their electrical appliances when they were away.
Some other respondents applauded the fire service for quick response and implored them to sustain the tempo in the year 2020.