Nasarawa Fire Service records 87 fire incidents in 6 months



 The Nasarawa Fire says it recorded 87 fire incidents across the between January and June.

Mrs Hannatu George, the ’s Director of Fire Service the disclosure while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Wednesday.

She said that the received 98 distress calls during the period under review.

Geroge said that 87 of those calls had to do with fire outbreaks, while seven were for rescue operations with four recorded as being alarms.

She said that the was able to save three lives from the rescue operations.

“The estimated value of property lost to the fire incidents is N286 million, while the estimated value of property saved is N6 billion and most of the fire incidents occurred in residential houses,” she said.

George attributed the fire incidents to carelessness, misuse of electrical equipment and cooking gas.

“I using this opportunity to appeal to to always be fire conscious and avoid overloading  electrical sockets,“she said.

She advised to and place their cooking gas cylinders in appropriate from the reach of children.

The director said that plans were ongoing for additional manpower and constant training of personnel of the across the state.

She appreciated Gov. Abdullahi Sule for his support towards repositioning the for better delivery.

George, however, solicited  for the establishment of fire stations in Local areas of the state. (NAN)