Reports indicate that there was fire outbreak on Wednesday at the Apata Ibadan depot of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Speaking with newsmen, an official of the Corporation disclosed that it occurred in the loading section of the depot.
There has been no official statement as of the time of filing this report, as men of the State Fire Service were battling hard to put off the fire.
The depot was reopened for operation two years ago after many years of neglect.
The reopening of the depot was part of the turn-around maintenance of the government to ease fuel loading and distribution.
The development caused traffic gridlock on Apata-Abeokuta Road.