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Kano State Fire Service saves 639 lives, valuables in 6 months

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The Kano State Fire Service said it saved 639 lives and goods worth N1.6 billion from 499 fire incidents across the state from January to June.

The Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, disclosed this on Monday to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano.

Mohammed, however, said that 59 lives were lost during the period, while properties valued at N598 million were also destroyed.

He said the service responded to 364 rescue calls and 91 false alarms from residents during the month.

Mohammed identified careless handling of cooking gas, use of inferior electrical materials, use of boiling rings and improper wiring as major causes of fire incidents in the state.

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