One hundred persons lost their lives in fire incidents recorded in Kano State from January to December 2023, the Kano State Fire Service has revealed.
The agency also said property estimated at over N451 million were destroyed by fire across the state during the period.
The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Saminu Abdullahi, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Kano, saying that the agency received 659 fire calls during the year under review.
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He added that the Service saved 417 lives and property valued at N1.2 billion in various fire incidents recorded during the past year.
“The Service responded to 299 rescue calls and 95 false alarms from residents of the state as well as 184 road accidents, in addition to rescuing two trapped animals,” Abdullahi added.
He attributed the fire incidents to careless handling of cooking gas, use of inferior electrical appliances, and storage of petrol in homes and unsafe places, among others.
He advised all residents to be careful while handling inflammable materials and other items that may lead to fire incidents.