A faulty air conditioner led to the fire incident at a section of Iga Idunganran, the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu.
According to The PUNCH, the fire started from an air conditioner in the palace around 1.30pm.
The palace gate was, however, shut to the crowd as firefighters from the Lagos State Fire Service, Sari Iganmu and Ilupeju stations, battled with the fire. It was eventually put out around 3.30pm.
He said, “The fire started around 1.30pm. The fire service arrived 1.50pm. Except the emergency officials, nobody was allowed to enter. The gate was shut. A lot of policemen were on the ground.
“The fire started from one of the air conditioners in the palace. I learnt the Kabiyesi (Akiolu) was inside the palace when the incident happened.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the incident, said the situation has been brought under control.