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  • Updated: January 15, 2024

Ebonyi: Two deaths, 69 fire outbreaks in 2023 — Fire Service

 Ebonyi: Two deaths, 69 fire outbreaks in 2023 — Fire Serv

The Ebonyi Fire Service said it has recorded two deaths and 69 fire incidents in 2023.

According to News Agency of Nigeria, the director of the Fire Service, Raphael Ibiam, gave the figure in an interview in Abakaliki.

Ibiam identified electrical surge as a major cause of the fire incidents experienced during the period under review.

According to him, property worth millions of naira was destroyed.

The fire expert disclosed that an estimated property worth N54,255 million was lost to the incidents while belongings saved were valued over N1 billion.

He gave the statistics of the inferno, including casualties, false alarms and non-fire incidents attended by the fire and rescue services in Ebonyi.

The director stated that two victims were burnt to death during the occurrence.

“Fire calls received during this period is 66, two persons were rescued, and two false calls among others,” Ibiam said.

He charged the general public also to take precautionary measures to avert fire and always remember to put off electrical appliances at home and offices when not in use.

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