Four children die in Zamfara fire

Zamfara State map
Zamfara State on map

The Department of Fire Service in Zamfara on Wednesday confirmed the death of four children in a fire outbreak that occurred at Awala Filin-Jirgi in Gusau metropolis in the state.

Abdullahi Jibo, Deputy Director Fire Prevention and Public Enlightenment, made the confirmation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Gusau.

Mr. Jibo said that the house affected by the fire belonged to a driver attached to the Government House, Gusau.

He said that four children, comprising two boys and two girls, lost their lives in the incident which occurred on Tuesday night.

“We received distress calls from the area on the fire around 10.00 p.m.

“Before we got to the place, the fire had already taken over the house; we exhausted four water tankers to control the disaster,” the fire officer said.

Mr. Jibo, who said that the fire might have been caused by power surge, urged residents in the state to always comply with safety guidelines, to forestall a recurrence of such outbreak.

(NAN)


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  • Aminu Baba

    Power suuurge? Kai! Aji tsoron Allah a fadi gaskiya, how are you sure it is not as a result of stored petrol and children playing with candlelight? What pushed you to arrived at this hurried conclusion instead of taking the extra steps to do proper investigation?