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FG to establish fire stations within markets across the country

Zonal Controller, Federal Fire Service zone M, in charge of Kano and Jigawa, ACG Ahmed Garba Karaye during a visit to singer market after a fire outbreak.

The Federal Government is to establish fire stations within markets across the country.

The Zonal Controller, Federal Fire Service zone M, in charge of Kano and Jigawa, ACG Ahmed Garba  Karaye stated this during a visit to Singer market, to assess the level of damages, due to the recent fire outbreak.

According to him, preparations were in top gear, for the establishment of fire stations within markets across the country and that the Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Abdulganiyu Jaji, was committed to all aspects of fire fighting, prevention and control.

ACG Ahmed attributed the rising cases of market fire outbreaks in Kano, to increased temperature and substandard electric appliances.

He also identified excessive heat, fuel and oxygen as major catalysts of fire triangle, saying heat can trigger fire without the presence of fuel, kerosene or diesel.

“Shops should be well ventilated as congestion also escalates heat and causes fire”, he said.

The zonal controller appealed to market leaders, to enlighten business owners on the importance of switching off electric appliances before closing for business, using signs and announcements.

Earlier, the Public Relations Officer, Singer Market, Alhaji Bello Bala Na Abba commended the fire service, security agencies and market security, for their efforts in putting out the fire and ensuring security of lives and property.

He appealed to government and relevant stakeholders to assist those affected, as the disaster had destroyed goods worth millions of naira.

Third fire within a month in Kano Market

On Monday, Fire destroyed properties worth millions, at some improvised shops and the upper building of old Savannah Bank at Singer market, the Kano State Fire Service.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, said the agency received a distress call at 02: 18a.m, from one Sai’du Hamza that there was fire outbreak at Singer market, Fagge Local government area.

He said several temporary shops were completely razed by the fire.

On March 1, the popular market Kurmi in Kano was also gutted by fire, which led to the destruction of about 80 shops and properties worth millions of naira.

Similarly, fire on Wednesday March 8, destroyed 19 shops and a mosque at the Rimi Market in Kano Municipal Local Government Area.

Writing by Khadijah Aliyu; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu