The Kano State Fire Service has disclosed that 178 lives and goods worth N305 million were saved from 100 fire incidents by the service in March.

The Public Relations Officer of the service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, revealed these in a chat with newsmen in Kano on Thursday, April 4.

He further said that 16 persons lost their lives in the incidents, stating that while fire consumed properties valued at N58 million, the service received a total number of 93 rescue calls and 17 false alarms.

Mohammed urged members of the public from reserving fuel at home, explaining that it could cause fire outbreaks.

He identified other major causes of fire in the state as sub-standard electrical items, boiling rings, improper use of electrical materials and gas cookers.

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