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  • Updated: April 29, 2023

Fire Guts Apartment Inside Ooni's Palace

Fire Guts Apartment Inside Ooni's Palace

An apartment inside the Ooni of Ife's palace was on late Friday gutted by fire.

AllNews Nigeria gathered that the incident occurred around 11:30 pm.

Also, it was learnt the fire did not spread to other sections of the palace as it was successfully contained.

The fire started after electricity supply was restored into the palace.

Ooni Enitan Ogunwusi's spokesperson, Moses Olafare, while confirming the incident, disclosed that the fire was triggered by power surge, which made electrical appliances to explode.

Olafare, in a statement, said the fire incident affected only a building within the courtyard and was quickly put out by the combined efforts of the State Fire Service Department and that of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ile.

“A building apartment within the courtyard of the Palace of the Ooni Of Ife was, at about 11:30 p.m. yesterday (Friday), engulfed in flames triggered by power surge which exploded through electrical appliances in the affected apartment.

“The inferno did not spread beyond the affected building located at a section of the palace premises.

“It was swiftly put out through the combined efforts of the Government Fire Service, OAU Fire Service and Palace Emergency Control Unit.

“No casualties or injuries were recorded, and no cultural items was lost. Thanks to the Almighty Olodumare.”

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