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Petrol station, shops gutted by fire in Ibadan

Petrol station,  shops gutted by fire in IbadanPetrol station,  shops gutted by fire in IbadanA fire incident which occurred on Monday around 4.20p.m completely burnt down Al-Amin filling station located at Elebu area of Ibadan.

Two shops inside the petrol station and a section of a building behind it were also destroyed by the fire

It was also gathered that money  made from sales for the day, which was said to be kept in the station was also burnt into ashes.

Speaking on the incident, one of the station attendants workers, Mr Shina Siba, said that the fire started suddenly when a tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of petrol was off-loading into the underground tank.
Siba said that the fire started around 4.20p.m and it took the men of fire service about 40 minutes to get to the scene of the incident.

He said that everything inside the filing station got burnt, adding that he was still in shock and could not even recollect  other things affected by the fire at that moment.

An officer of Federal Fire Service, Mr Omole Ayodeji, said  that the service responded promptly when they got the call.

“We got a call about an hour ago and we did not get exactly what was going on but on getting here we met the filling station on fire and it had already spread  out to the building behind it.

“So, we went to the building behind and put off the fire first to stop further spread to other buildings, before coming back to put off the fire at the filling station.

“We are not sure of what caused the fire but l think what happened was that the tanker was off- loading  and maybe there was a spark which caused the fire,” he said.

A Principal Fire Service Superintendent, Oyo State, Mrs. Sakirat Ogunayo, said that no casualty was recorded during the inferno.

Ogunayo explained that the filling station was located around residential buildings, adding that the fire could have escalated if not for the prompt arrival of officers of the fire service.

She called on filling station owners to always leave gap between the station and residential buildings.
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