The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed that a fire outbreak has razed shops at a popular commodity market, including the upper building of old Savannah Bank at Singer Market in Kano.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, said the fire started around 2:18am.
“We received a distress call around 2:18am from a man, Sai’du Hamza, that there was fire a incident at the market in Fagge Local Government Area of the state.
”On receipt of the information, we quickly dispatched some of our personnel and fire fighting vehicles to the scene of the incident around 2:22am to put off the fire so it would not spread to other adjoining shops,” he said.
However, Abdullahi said several temporary shops were completely razed by the fire.
According to him, the fire service was yet to ascertain the cause of the fire and the accurate number of the affected shops.