Tears everywhere, as houses, shops burnt, many properties lost in Kano fire outbreak

The Kano State Fire Service says fire has destroyed four temporary shops at Kasuwar Mariri (‘Yan Itace) Market in Dawakin Local Government area in Kano.

The Spokesman for the State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria 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 02:38am 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 vehicles 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 10:35am also on Thursday, two rooms also got burnt in a house along Onitsha Road in Sabon Gari, while two other rooms were slightly affected.

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.