Kaduna State Fire Service records 115 fire outbreaks, 25 deaths in two months




The Kaduna State Fire Service (KSFS) on Tuesday said it recorded 115 fire outbreaks and 25 deaths between October and November this year.

The Director of the Service, Mr. Paul Aboi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that its personnel within the period rescued 27 people unhurt in fire incidents while 41 others sustained injuries.

He said the fire service was on massive sensitisation of the people to stem fire incidents in the state and save lives and property.

The KSFS director noted that with the quick response of the service property worth N2 billion were from the 115 fire incidents.

“Our quick response to fire outbreaks is dependent on how fast the office is notified.

“It is safer to call us than drive all the way to the office,’’ he said.

Aboi advised business operators, especially owners of roadside eateries and suya spots, to ensure that fires were properly put out at close of business every day to stem the tide of fire outbreaks.

He called on the people to always switch off electrical appliances to save lives and property and desist from plugging their chargeable lamps when not at home. (NAN)

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