Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said that the fire incident on Wednesday at one of the rooms in the palace was very minor which lasted for about 20 minutes.
Oba Ogunwusi in a statement by Moses Olafare, the Director of Media and Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace, said, “The minor inferno which lasted for about 20 minutes was immediately put out by collective efforts of people in the palace led by the Ooni’s Chief Security, Kolawole Emmanuel.
“He was later joined by men of the fire services from the state government, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife.
“Aside from the fact that, there was no causality whatsoever, the fire was just a minor occurrence which was nothing to be compared to the misleading huge pictures being painted in the media, particularly the social media.
“While it is suspected to have emanated from an electric spark, measures are currently in place to reveal the cause of the inferno.”