On Friday, a fire incident occurred in the Ile Oba-Ologun Ita-Amadu area of Ilorin, within Ilorin West Local Government Area, the capital of Kwara State. The blaze resulted in the destruction of property estimated to be worth N27.8 million.
The fire incident, which occurred at about 17:00hrs (05:00PM), gutted a building of about two flats and six rooms as a result of a power surge, according to the spokesman of the state fire service, Hakeem Adekunle, in Ilorin on Saturday.
He said firefighters arrived at the location and swiftly initiated operations to suppress the flames and prevent the fire from spreading further.
“Through the use of specialized equipment and firefighting techniques, the fire service personnel worked diligently to bring the situation under control.
“Six rooms were affected in the building, however, the firemen were able to perform excellently well to minimize the damage, therefore other flats in the building including many tangible properties were saved from the fire,” he added.
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 bedtime.
He explained that “it would help them to prevent the chances of fire outbreaks in their various homes, and also help them to drastically reduce it.”