A section of the Ogun State residence of former president Olusegun Obasanjo caught fire Wednesday evening, a state fire official said.

The fire incident at Obasanjo’s residence located at Ita-Eko area in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, occurred at about 9:30 pm.

Confirming the incident, Ogun State director of fire service Fatai Adefala said only a section of the house caught fire.

“The fire only razed a store and not the main building in the former president’s compound,” Adefala said.

He said officials of the agency swiftly responded to distress calls about 10:00 pm and succeeded in putting out the fire.