The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fire Service said on Friday that it received and attended to 136 distress fire calls from members of the public within the territory from January to March.
Opetunsin Julius, Assistant Controller-General (ACG), FCT Fire Service, disclosed this in a monthly fire and rescue statistics made available to News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
According to him, seven of the 136 fire calls were rescue calls.
Opetunsin said five lives were saved while none was lost during the fire incidents as property worth N753 million was saved and those worth N248 million lost within the quarter under review.
The statistics indicated that Asokoro fire station received the highest number of distress fire calls, while Abaji had the least number as Kaura Market station recorded no call.
“Asokoro recorded 29 fire calls; Gwarimpa, 24; Games Village, 19; National Judicial Institute, 12; Gwagwalada, 11; Kubwa and Karu, 8 each.
“Kwali recorded 6; Garki Market and Wuye Market, 5 each; Kuje, 4; Bwari, 3; and Abaji, 2,” he stated.
A breakdown of property saved and lost showed that N142 million worth of property were lost in January, those worth N57 million in February and property worth N49 million in March.
It also showed that the agency saved N397 million worth of property in January, those worth N165 million in March and property worth N191 million in February.
Some of the areas affected by the incidents during the period were 15 residential apartments, seven business areas, six cars, one school premises, one transformer and one office premise.