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Kano State Fire Service said fire outbreaks killed 14 people and destroyed properties worth over N17 million in the month of May in the state.
This is contained in a statement of monthly of activities of the service made available to newsmen in Kano Wednesday by the Service Public Relations Officer, PFS Saminu Abdullahi.
The statement added that 112 people were rescued at different locations by the officers of the Service.
Abdullahi further revealed that properties worth over N52 million were saved.
The statement read in part: “State Fire Service received emergency calls from our twenty seven 27 fire stations across the state in the month under review. We received 59 fire calls, 74 rescue calls and 19 false alarms.
“Estimated properties destroyed by the fire :#17,730,000.00k; estimated properties saved# 52,080,000.00k; the total number of deaths in the month of May we registered 14 lives were lost.
“The number of people that we successfully saved from different incidences 112 people.”
Meanwhile, Abdullahi said 20 animals were burnt to death while three people were hospitalised in Unguwar Gyartai community in Kunchi Local Government Area of Kano State on Tuesday.
The Fire Service spokesperson noted that 20 other people were rescued while eight local food storage (silos) were burnt to ashes in the inferno.
He said officer from nearby Bichi Fire Station were mobilised, where they saved numerous animals and houses adjacent to the scene of the fire incident.
“Twenty (20) sheep’s and goats burnt to death, and one (1) sheep, one (1) goat were rescued…eight (8) local food storage (Rumbu) well alight.
“While fire escalated to one ground floor of about 200 X 200ft used as a dwelling house with four (4) rooms involved.
“With good effort of our men, the fire became under control, and successfully saved Twenty (20) rooms, Two (2) local food storage, and forty (40) domestic animals from the fire and control the spreading of fire to the near by structures,” added.
Abdullahi, therefore, urged the people of the state to always abide by the fire safety guidelines to save lives and properties.