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Fire outbreak destroys building in Ilorin

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Several properties were lost as inferno destroyed a mini shopping complex, with about 20 shops in Ilorin, Kwara State.

It was gathered that goods and properties gutted by the fire outbreak ran into millions.

This incident took place at Fufu Street, Sabo-Oke area of Ilorin, in Ilorin East Local Government of the state, on Saturday

Spokesman of the state Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, attributed to a power surge.

He said, “upon receiving the distress call from one Mr Thomas, the Kwara State Fire Service promptly mobilized its firefighting team to the scene.

“The firefighters arrived at the location and swiftly initiated firefighting 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.

“One shop was affected in the mini shopping complex of about 20 shops, however, the firemen were able to perform excellently well to minimize the direct and indirect damages.”

He added that some shops in the building among other valuables were rescued from the fire.

Director of Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, advised the citizens always put off their electrical appliances, even before going to bed in order to prevent further occurences.

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