Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kebbi records 66 fire incidents in 4 months


Saidu Dakingari, Kebbi State governor

No life was lost in the fire incidents.

Sixty-six fire incidents have been recorded in Kebbi State in the last four months, the Director of the State Fire Service Department, Bello Ahmed, has said.

Mr. Ahmed said in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday that no life was lost in the incidents.

He attributed the incidents to the refusal of farmers to stop using hay stacks in spite of numerous campaigns to discourage them.

“The campaign to discourage the practice will be sustained in addition to encouraging proper storage of hay stacks,’’ he said.

The director noted that increased violation of sanitation rules, especially the burning of refuse dumps, had also resulted in fire outbreaks.

He cautioned the public against using sub-standard electrical cables and electrical appliances to avert fire outbreak.


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