DAILY GIST HUB correspondence gathered that fire outbreak at Ile Oba-Ologun iIta-Amadu area of Ilorin on Friday destroyed property worth N27.8 million.
According to eye witness who tells the state fire service, the fire incident, which occurred at about 5:00pm gutted a building of about two flats and six rooms as a result of a power surge.
He said firefighters arrived at the location and swiftly initiated 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.
“Six rooms were affected in the building, however, the firemen were able to perform excellently well to minimize the damage, therefore other flats in the building including many tangible properties were saved from the fire,” he added.
The Director of Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, urged the citizens to always cultivate the habit of switching off their electrical appliances even before bedtime.
He explained that “it would help them to prevent the chances of fire outbreaks in their various homes, and also help them to drastically reduce it.”