Fire Guts Ogun Trailer Park

By Nurat Uthman

A late-night Saturday fire that rocked the Obasanjo Trailer Park in Ogere along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway axis of Ogun State destroyed one tanker and several makeshift shops.

Our correspondent, who visited the scene of the fire on Sunday, gathered that the fire started at about 11pm on Saturday.

The fire was said to have emanated from one of the shops before gutting the truck that was under repair at the park.

An eyewitness who identified simply as Musa told Punch correspondent that it was the combined efforts of occupants of the park that brought the fire under control.

He said, “The fire started about 11 pm when we were already sleeping. I just heard a loud blast and before we realised what was happening, there was a fire outbreak.

“People around used buckets to fetch water from the gutter to quench the fire because there were no firefighters nearby.”

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