A fire that was caused by a power surge has destroyed a portion of Ooni of Ife’s palace.
At around 11:30 p.m. on Friday, a fire gutted an apartment in the palace’s courtyard.
According to the residents, an explosion from electrical appliances in the affected apartment set off the fire.
The fire department, palace staff, and natives worked together to put out the blaze.
Otunba Moses Olafare, the palace spokesman, confirmed the incident and stated that the situation was under control.