The Kano State Fire Service said fire has destroyed 70 temporary shops at Yan’Katako Market in Rijayar Lemo area of Kano. The Spokesman of the State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Kano on Thursday.
The spokesman said 30 of the shops were completely razed down while 40 were slightly burnt. “We received a distress call in the early hours of Thursday at about 03:45 a.m from one Bashir Suleiman that there was fire outbreak at the market. “On receiving the information, we quickly sent some of our personnel and fire fighting vehicles to the scene of the incident at about 03:52 a.m to quench the fire so as not to affect other shops,” he said.
He advised traders at the market and other residents to be more careful and desist from using instruments capable of triggering fire as a way of guarding against future occurrences. Mohammed also advised the people to keep fire buckets, blankets and extinguishers close to enable them curtail any fire outbreak before calling on the fire service. Mohammed said the cause of the fire is being investigated.
Likewise, it will be recalled that recently Kano State Fire Service says fire has destroyed four temporary shops at Kasuwar Mariri (Yan Itace) Market in Dawakin Local Government Area in Kano.Spokesman for the State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, who disclosed this in Kano, he said the four shops were razed completely.
According to him, “we received a distress call in early hours of today(yesterday) at about 2:38a.m., from one Ismail Mohammed that there was fire outbreak at the market. “On receiving the information, we quickly sent some of our personnel and fire fighting vehicle to the scene of the incident at about 02.45 a.m to quench the fire so as not to affect other shops.”
He said the cause of the fire was still under investigation. In a related development, Mohammed disclosed that at about 10:35a.m. also yesterday, two rooms also got burnt in a house along Onitsha Road in Sabon Gari, while two other rooms were slightly affected with the quick intervention of firemen. He advised traders at the market and other residents to be more careful and to desist from using instruments that could trigger fire incidents in their neighbourhoods. He advised the people to keep fire buckets, blankets and extinguishers to curtail fire before calling on the fire service.
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