Governor Ayo Fayose yesterday joined some fire service men to put out the fire that broke out at a filling station in the state.
The station located around Old Garage area of Ado-Ekiti, was yesterday evening razed along with other adjourning residential and business offices by an evening fire.
The governor, who rushed down from his office was spotted in the same attire he wore when he visited the governor office’s chapel at the occasion of his wife’s 53rd birthday thanksgiving service.
Gov Fayose personally climbed the fire service vehicle and directed the officials as they made frantic effort to put out the inferno which lasted for over three hours.
About 20 houses, 30 offices and shops were razed by the fire but no human casualty has been recorded.
It was gathered that trouble started at about 4pm when a tanker delivering fuel at the station, began to emit thick smoke. An eye-witness who didn’t want his name in print said that the smoke billowed from the tanker for almost 20 minutes but the staff of the station didn’t pay much attention to it.
The fire eventually broke out when a driver who was queuing for fuel suddenly switched on the engine of his vehicle and sparkled off a huge fire ignited from the nearest pump in the station.
The incident created huge tension among residents of Ado-Ekiti who wailed and cursed while the havoc lasted.