A fire at a paints shop in Ilorin has razed two adjoining residential buildings and destroyed properties estimated at about N39 million.
The fire destroyed five other shops besides the paint shop, the spokesman of Kwara Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, said.
“Firemen were able to extinguish the fire and prevented it from spreading to more buildings.
“The fire was intensified by the flammable nature of paints and would have been contained earlier if onlookers and sympathisers had alerted the Fire Service early enough,’’ Mr Adekunle stated.
Director of Kwara Fire Service, Falade Olumuyiwa, also urged residents to always switch off electrical appliances while leaving their homes and at bedtime to stave off fire accidents.