Four shops has been destroyed by a fire outbreak at Kasuwar Mariri (‘Yan Itace) Market in Dawakin Local Government area in Kano. this was confirmed by the Kano State Fire Service.
The Spokesman for the State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, revealed in Kano on Thursday that the four shops were razed down completely.
“We received a distress call in early hours of (Thursday morning) at about 02:38 a.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.
He said that the cause of the fire was still under investigation.
In a related development, Mohammed disclosed that at about 10:35 a.m. also on Thursday, 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. Mohammed also advised the people to keep fire buckets, blankets and extinguishers that would enable them curtail the fire before calling on the fire service.
It will be recalled that The Kano State Fire Service disclosed last year that an early morning fire razed an entire building at Unguwar Hotoro Arewa area of the Kano metropolis.
Its spokesman, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano, in an interview, said that it happened at about 02:52 a.m. on Thursday, December 13.
He said the inferno affected four rooms, two parlours, three toilets and one kitchen in the residential building, adding that the cause of the fire was still being investigated.
Mohammed said: “We received a distress call in the early hours of this morning (Thursday) from one Malam Muazu Mohammed at about 02:52 a.m. that there was a fire outbreak at a dwelling house in their area.
“Upon receiving the information, we quickly sent a fire engine to the scene at about 03:00 a.m., to bring the situation under control.”
Mohammed, however, advised residents to be more careful, especially during the dry season and to desist from using instruments that could trigger fire in their environment.
In another development, the fire service spokesman said that one Halifa Mahmuda, 25, was reported to have drowned when he fell into an open pool of water on Thursday morning at Kofar Dan’ Agundi in the Kano metropolis.
Mohammed said that the service received a call from the Village Head, Alhaji Hamza Aminu, at about 9:03 a.m. that a body was found floating on the water.
He said: “Upon receiving the information, we quickly dispatched our rescue team and a vehicle to the scene, at about 9:08 hrs.”
According to him, the deceased was rescued unconscious and later confirmed dead and his remains were later handed to the village head.
The public relations officer also said that the cause of Mahmuda’s death was also under investigation.
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