The Kaduna State Fire Service recorded 325 fire outbreaks and 12 deaths in 2023.

The Director, Fire Service, Mr Paul Aboi, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday in Kaduna.

He said the fire incidents were recorded in Kafanchan, Zaria and Kaduna metropolitan areas.

According to him, the Service rescued 17 persons while 26 others sustained injuries from the incidents.

“The Service saved property worth about N6.5 billion from destruction while property worth N3.5 billion was destroyed within the period under review,’’ he added.

The director listed the causes of the fires to include bush burning, carelessness and improper use of electrical appliances.

Aboi noted that the Service was making efforts to reduce fire outbreaks by unveiling a comprehensive initiative on fire prevention and inspection, while also embarking on the renewal of fire safety certificates across business premises in the state.

“Although we cannot totally eradicate fire outbreaks, we are trying to minimise them, and also the negative effects on people and the economy,” he said.

He called on the public to take necessary precautions and reach out to the Fire Service in case of any outbreak.

Kaduna: 12 deaths recorded in 325 fire outbreaks in 2023

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