By Khalidija Aliyu
Kano State Fire Service says it has saved 417 lives and properties worth N1.2 billion, from January to December, 2023
659 fire incidents recorded in the state
The Public Relations Officer,Kano state fire service, Saminu Abdullahi made the disclosure newsmen in Kano.
According to him, 100 persons lost their lives, while property worth N451 million were destroyed by fire during the period under review.
“The state recorded 659 fire incidents, the service responded to 299 rescue calls and 95 false alarms in 2023″
Saminu explained that, the service attended to 184 road accidents, while two trapped animals were also rescued.
The public relations officer, attributed the fire incidents to careless handling of cooking gas, and the use of inferior electrical appliances.
He advised the public to avoid storing petrol at home or any unsafe place due to fuel scarcity.
Saminu advised people, who warm up themselves at the market place or in the streets during harmattan to put off the fire, with enough water to avoid unforeseen circumstances.
He also advise parents to be vigilant and monitor their wards, especially those swimming in ponds and playing in dangerous places.