Fire razes shopping complex in Osun

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Fire razed parts of a shopping complex in Osogbo, the Osun State capital and destroyed goods worth N1.2 million on Monday afternoon.

Apart from goods in four shops that were destroyed before the fire was put out, Kolapo said no life was lost to the incident.

One of the shop owners simply identified as Akande told journalists that the fire which lasted about 45 minutes started at a computer accessories shop.

He added that the intervention of the firefighters from the state’s fire service prevented the blaze from spreading to the whole shopping complex.

The Administrative Officer of the Osun State Fire Fighters, Mr. Fatai Aremu, also confirmed the development.

He said items worth N1.2million were destroyed in the incident.

He said: “Four of the shops were completely burnt before the arrival of men of the fire service while the rest were partially affected by the fire. Properties worth N1.2 million were lost in the incident.

“Our investigation into the incident is still ongoing.”

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