Three separate residential buildings were gutted by fire on Christmas day in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital with property worth N37.4m destroyed.
A statement by the spokesman of the state fire service, Hassan Adekunle in Ilorin, said the fire service attended to three different fire incidents on Christmas day on Sunday.
According to him, all three outbreaks occurred in residential buildings in which two of the incidents happened simultaneously.
The first one was at Alhaji Umar’s House Balogun Fulani Area of Ilorin, where two shops were affected in the building comprising 10 rooms and four shops.
The other two incidents occurred at Okoosi Compound, opposite Grace Lodge Hotel, Coca-cola Road, Ilorin, and Abolarinwa House, behind Henry George Hotel, Adewole Area respectively.
“In all these fire incidents, firemen were able to perform an excellent job by quickly eliminating the ravaging inferno on time and saved property worth about N765m.
Saga Gist reports that the fire outbreaks were caused by an electric power surge.
The Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, urged the general public to be safety-conscious during this festive period just as he had earlier warned ahead of Christmas.