The Kwara State Fire Service has said it saved properties estimated at around N49.6 million from destruction on Tuesday in the central Igboro area of ​​Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state, by preventing the raging fire from spreading. to adjacent buildings.

According to the fire service, the inferno which started around 6:30pm on Tuesday destroyed property estimated at around N16.7 million in four rooms and a mosque located in the area.

The fire incident was caused by a power outage that occurred in the area, he said.

A statement from the service’s head of media and publicity, Hassan Adekunle, said: “The incident occurred at around 6:37 p.m. yesterday, January 10, 2023, at the Ile-Olowo complex, opposite the specialized children’s hospital in the South Ilorin Local Government Area of ​​Kwara State. .

“Firefighters were able to cut off the further spread of the devastating fire from adjacent buildings surrounding the area in time and subsequently extinguished it.

“Officers also added that a thorough dampening of the surrounding areas was carried out before leaving the scene of the incident to prevent resurgence of the burning fire.

“The report says that the fire was caused as a result of an electrical power surge,” the statement said.

Adekunle said service director Falade Olumuyiwa urged the general public to be more vigilant and purchase necessary fire safety devices at homes, saying “most of the materials have dried up this season and are ready to catch fire at any moment.”

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