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Fire razes 6 shops in Kano market


No fewer than six shops were burnt in Kofar Wambai Jewelry Market (Kasuwar ‘Yan Yeri) in Kano on Friday night.

The Director of the State Fire Service, Alhaji Sagir Madaki, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday that the fire burnt six shops.

He said, “We received a distress call from Kofar Wambai Police Division at about 8:57pm that there was fire outbreak at the market.

“We quickly sent some of our personnel and fire fighting vehicle to the scene of the incident at about 9:05pm to quench the fire.”

Madaki said that with the quick intervention of fire service personnel, it took 55 minutes to put it under control so as not to spread to other shops.

The director said the cause of the fire was under investigation.

He advised traders in 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 occurrence.

The director also advised the people to keep fire buckets, fire blankets and fire extinguishers that could be used curtail the spread of fire before calling on the fire service.


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