There was a fire outbreak at the house of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Ita-Eko, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The fire started at about 10pm on Wednesday.
Frantic efforts were made by domestic staff of the house and neighbours to put out the fire.
Officials of the Fire Service later arrived on scene to put it out and restore normalcy.
The cause of the fire is suspected to be as a result of power surge, but no official word has been given by the Fire Service.