By Aminu Adamu Naganye
Kano State Fire Service said fire incidences have killed 14 people and destroyed properties worth over 17 million Naira in the month of May in the State.
This is contained in a statement of monthly of activities of the service made available to journalists 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.
PFS Abdullahi further revealed that People’s properties worth over 52 million naira were saved.
The statement reads 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, PFS Abdullahi further said 20 animals were burnt to death while three people were hospitalised in Unguwar Gyartai community of Kunchi Local Government Area of Kano State on Tuesday.
The PRO noted that 20 other people were rescued while eight local food storage (silos) were burnt to ashes in the inferno.
He said Firemen from nearby Bichi Fire Station were mobilised were 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.”
PFS Abdullahi therefore called on the general public to always abide by the fire safety guidelines to save lives and properties.