There was confusion at Akala Expressway, Elebu area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Tuesday as some houses and shops in the community went up in flames.
It was gathered that the fire outbreak, which started in the early hours of Tuesday, began from one of the shops along the road.
However, the actual cause of the outbreak could not be confirmed as of the time of filing this report.
Security agents were on the ground to ensure safety in the area as firefighters tried to put out the fire.
Head of Fire Service in Oyo State, Mr. Mashood Adewuyi, confirmed the incident to journalists