Fire razes 37 shops in Kano

Thirty-seven shops were destroyed in a fire outbreak in the Zawaciki area of Kumbotso Local Government, Kano State.

The Kano State Fire Service’s spokesperson, Saminu Abdullahi, told journalists that the fire occurred at 01:37 am on Wednesday.

Abdullahi said, “We received a distress call at about 01:37 a.m. from one Malam Baba that there was a fire outbreak at Zuwaciki.

“We quickly mobilised our personnel to the scene at about 01:47 a.m. and put out the fire so as not to spread to other shops.”

Abdullahi mentioned that the 37 shops affected were situated on the ground level of a multi-purpose structure, noting that three additional shops incurred minor damage from the fire.

He clarified that there were no deaths, and officials are looking into what sparked the fire.

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