The Kano State Fire Service says it saved 283 lives and properties worth N126 million in 131 fire incidents across the state in the last two months.
The service’s Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, disclosed this on Monday in Kano.
Mohammed added that 19 lives were however lost during the period while properties worth N37 million were destroyed by fire.
He said the service responded to 194 rescue calls and 36 false alarms from residents during the period under review.
Mohammed identified careless handling of cooking gas, use of inferior electrical materials, use of boiling rings and improper wiring as some of the causes of fire incidents in the state.
He urged residents to stop the storage of petrol in their homes to avert fire outbreaks especially now that the harmattan season was fast approaching.
The Public Relations Officer also disclosed that 30 senior officers were promoted to various ranks, out of which 25 were promoted to Principal Fire Superintendent (PFS1) while five to Higher Fire Superintendent (HFS).