There was confusion at Akala Road, 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, which started in the early hours of Tuesday, began from one of the shops along the road.
However, the actual cause of the inferno 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.
Director of Fire Service in Oyo State, Mr. Mashood Adewuyi, confirmed the incident.