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Fire Razes Mosque, Destroy Properties in Kwara

Fire Razes Mosque, Destroy Properties in Kwara | Daily Report Nigeria

A fire outbreak in the Igboro area of the Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State, has led to the destruction of four rooms and a mosque.

According to the Kwara State Fire Service, properties worth N49.6 million were saved from destruction.

It was learnt that the incident started at about 6.30 pm on Tuesday and destroyed propertyies worth over N16m in four rooms and a mosque.

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The fire incident was reportedly caused by an electric power outage that occurred in the area.

However the fire service noted that they were able prevent the raging fire from spreading to adjacent buildings in the area.

A statement by the service’s Head of Media and Publicity, Hassan
Adekunle, stated that, “The incident occurred at about 18:37hours Yesterday, 10th January 2023, at Ile-Olowo Compound, opposite Children Specialist Hospital in Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State.

“Firemen were able to cut off the further spread of the ravaging fire on time from the adjacent buildings surrounding the area and subsequently extinguished it.

“The officers also added that thorough damping of the surrounding areas was done before leaving the scene of occurrence in order to avoid the resurgence of the blazing fire.

“Report says the fire was caused as a result of an electric power surge,” the statement said.

Adekunle said the service’s Director, Falade Olumuyiwa, urged the general public to be more vigilant and procure necessary fire safety devices at homes, saying that “most materials have been dried up in this season and ready to catch fire at any time”.

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