Ebonyi Fire Service records three deaths, 102 incidents in 11 months

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The Ebonyi Fire Service said on Friday that it recorded 102 fire outbreaks and three deaths between January and November 2021.

The Director of Fire Service, Mr Raphael Ibiam, gave the figure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abakaliki.

Ibiam identified bush burning as a major cause of the fire incidents, especially, during the dry season.

He said properties worth millions of naira were destroyed while one person was rescued during the period under review.

The director stated that two of the victims died from suffocation while the other victim was burnt to death.

“We rescued a pregnant woman who fell under a tanker. Ensure your surroundings and empty plots of land are clean, to stave away fire,” Ibiam advised.

According to the director, the State Fire Service has 32 members of staff distributed to the eight fire zones and sub-stations in the state.

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