The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed that four shops were destroyed by fire at Kofar Ruwa Yan-Rodi Market in Dala Local Government area.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the fire service, Alhaji Saidu Muhammad confirmed the incident in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Kano.
According to Alhaji Saidu Muhammad, “We received a distress call on Sunday at about 10:49 p.m from Emergency Communication Centre (ECC) that there is a fire outbreak at the market.
Stressing that, “We quickly sent some personnel and fire fighting vehicle to the scene at about 10:55 pm to stop it from spreading to other shops.
He said that one of the shops was completely razed, while two others with three vehicles were slightly burnt.
Stressing further, he said there were no casualties, but property whose value had not been estimated was lost to the fire.
Still speaking, the spokesman said that the victim was rescued, but sustained a slight injury and was handed over to his family to take to the hospital for treatment.
He advised traders to be more cautious and desist from using devices eligible for igniting a fire and also to lookout against repetition.
Muhammed also called on residents to keep fire buckets, blankets and extinguishers at home to enable them to curtail outbreaks before calling on the service.
Though the cause of the fire, which occurred on Sunday at 10:49 p.m, was still unknown, at the time of filing this report, the investigation had begun.
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