No fewer than 40 members of different families were rendered homeless on Monday in a fire outbreak which occurred at Onibata Compound, Alore in the llorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The fire outbreak, which occurred in the early hours of Monday, affected 14 rooms occupied by the victims.
Nobody could ascertain the cause of the fire which, an eyewitness said lasted for over three hours.
It took men of the firefighters from the state Fire Service less than 30 minutes to put out the fire, preventing it from affecting more rooms.
Items damaged by the inferno included jeweleries, clothing materials, electrical gadgets and other assorted materials.