Fire destroys N23.8m property in Kwara
Property including drugs, furniture and assorted drinks estimated at N23.8m were destroyed in a fire incident which broke out at the Alfa Yahaya area, Ilorin in Ilorin West local Government Area of Kwara State on Saturday.
The fire affected seven flats and two shops at number 5, Ado Compound, Ado Street, Alfa Yahaya area, Ilorin.
The inferno burnt three of the seven flats while the two shops were completely destroyed with items.
“Three flats were affected in the building out of the seven flats and two shops with medicines, drinks, and other valuable documents destroyed.
The Head of Media and Publicity, Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, confirmed the incident adding that the state firemen worked efficiently to minimise the damage caused by the fire.
“However, the firemen were able to perform excellently well to minimise the damage, therefore other rooms in the building including many tangible properties were saved from the scathed fire.
He said that the cause of the fire was traced to the power surge in the area.
“Total estimated property saved is N47.4m and total estimated property lost is N23.8m”, Adekunle said.
“The Director of Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, urged the citizens to always cultivate the habit of switching off their electrical appliances even before the bedtime, as this would help them to prevent the chances of fire incidents in their various homes, offices and also help them to drastically reduce it”, he advised.