About nine persons lost their lives in different fire incidents that occurred in Kano state in June 2023.
Saminu Abdullahi, the spokesperson of the State Fire Service confirmed the development in a statement, explaining that within the month under review, 26 persons were rescued from the fire incidents that happened, stressing that property worth N6.7m was destroyed by fire in one month.
According to Abdullahi, 22 fire emergency-related calls were received by the agency in June, four were false, while 18 others were rescue calls.
He stated that under the leadership of the Director, Hassan Muhammad, the service in June 2023, received emergency calls from 27 fire stations across the state.
The statement explained, “Numbers of false alarms were four, estimated properties destroyed by fire disasters recorded from June 1 to 31, 2023, worth N6,700,500. Estimated property saved by our men from different fire disasters is valued at N17,200,000.”
The statement advised the general public to handle fire with care to avoid inferno, as well as abide by the traffic law to avoid road accidents.