On Saturday, a paint store in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, suffered a disastrous fire that destroyed property worth N38.8 million.
The event happened at the paint store near Balogun Afin in the Ita-Kure Area of the city of Ilorin at around 12:31 in the morning.
Hassan Hakeem Adekunle, the State Fire Service’s spokesman, claims that the shop suddenly caught fire and destroyed two adjacent residential structures, including a story building and a house.
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.