N19m property destroyed in Ilorin fire disaster


A fire outbreak, which occurred on Tuesday evening in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, destroyed property worth over N19 million.

The fire outbreak occurred at Zion Overcomer, Opposite Duro Suleiman house, University of Ilorin Road, in Ilorin South Local Government Area of the State.

The incident was reported at about 17:50hours on Tuesday and was subdued by the firepower of the firefighters who prevented it from spreading to other facilities.

Seven shops were affected by the fire, according to the spokesman of the state Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle.

There was, however, no record of casualty, while the cause of the fire was attributed to power surge.

The Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, urged the general public to always play safe, especially during this period and not to hesitate to call the fire brigade on time whenever there is any emergency in their areas.

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