Fire destroys 20 lives, N5.6 m property in Kano

  Kano State Fire Service says 20 persons were and property worth N5.6 million destroyed in different fire incidents in state in August.
Mr Saminu Abdullahi, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of service, gave statistics in a statement on Wednesday in Kano.

Abdullahi said that service also saved 102 lives and property worth N14.7million in 16 fire incidents in state during period.
He said service received emergency calls from 27 fire stations across state in period review.
service responded to 81 rescue calls and 14 false alarms from residents of state,” he added.

Abdullahi attributed most of fire incidents in state to careless handling of cooking gas and use of inferior electrical appliances.
He advised residents to always handle fire care to prevent outbreak.
PRO also urged to stop their wards from swimming in ponds and their movement.(NAN)(