General Manager, Oyo State Fire Service, Rev. Canon Akinyinka, who confirmed the incident, said 25 shops were razed.
Akinyinka said the service got a call about the incident around 2:30am through one Mr Soliu, and immediately deployed personnel to the place to quench the fire.
“The incident was caused by a careless burning of refuse, they refused to put off the burning refuse before leaving the shop and it escalated.
“The impression they gave us initially was that around 45 shops were affected but when we got there, we discovered that 25 shops were affected by the fire incident,” Akinyinka said.
He said his men were able to suppress the fire around 5:00am, adding that no life was lost in the incident.