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Monday 26 December 2022

Kwara Fire Service Saves Properties Worth Millions In Christmas Fire Outbreak


The Kwara State Fire Service said that it saved property estimated at N765.6 million in three fire incidents that occurred in different parts of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Christmas Day.

The fire outbreaks affected three residential buildings in which property worth N37.4million was destroyed.

According to the state fire service, two of the buildings were affected simultaneously which firemen succeeded in putting out.

A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the State Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, made available to The PUNCH on Monday, stated, The Kwara State Fire Service attended to three different fire incidents on Sunday, 25th of December 2022. All the three outbreaks were residential in which the two out of it happened simultaneously.

“The first one was at Alhaji Umar’s house (at the) Balogun Fulani Area of Ilorin, where two shops were affected in the building comprising 10 rooms and four shops.”

The other two incidents occurred at Okoosi Compound, opposite Grace Lodge Hotel Coca-Cola Road, Ilorin, and Abolarinwa house behind Henry George Hotel, Adewole Area, respectively.

“In all these fire incidents, firemen were able to perform an excellent job by quickly eliminating the ravaging inferno on time and saving many property from them.

Report says the fire outbreaks were as a result of electric power surge.

“The total estimated property lost in the three incidents is N34.4 million, while the total estimated property saved is N765.6 million.”

Adekunle said that the Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade Olumuyiwa, urged the general public to be safety-conscious during the festive period as he had earlier warned them before the Christmas celebration.

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