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The crate depot of the International Brewery, Ilesa, Osun State, has been razed by fire.

It was learnt that firefighters prevented the spread of the inferno to other places so that no life was lost to the incident.

The incident, according to residents, started late night on Friday till the early hours of Saturday.

Spokesperson for Osun State Fire Service, Ibrahim Adekunle, who confirmed the incident, noted that as of Saturday morning, firefighters were yet to completely subdue the fire.

He explained that the bush burning around the location of the brewery probably triggered by cigarette butts was strongly suspected.

“From our records, the fire started around 6 pm on Friday and men of Osun State Fire Service and those of Federal Fire Service immediately deployed to the scene.

“The place affected is the brewery crate depot where empty crates or crates with empty bottles were kept. As of this morning, (Saturday), we are yet to completely subdue the fire due to the nature of the items kept there. But we have restricted it to a place. It can’t spread again.

“We have not done a comprehensive investigation yet but we strongly suspect bush burning, maybe triggered by cigarette butts.

“However, we have been able to restrict it to a place. It can’t spread again. We can’t say the loss yet because we have not collected details of what was kept in the depot from the management. No casualty was recorded,” he added.

Source: saharareporters

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