The Kano State Fire Service said it saved 43 lives and goods worth N19.5 million from 51 fire incidents across the state in the month of June.
The Public Relations Officer, Saidu Mohammed, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in an interview in Kano.
Mr Mohammed, however, said that six lives were lost during the period, while property valued at N8.5 million were also destroyed.
He said the service responded to 20 rescue calls and six false alarms from residents during the month.
Mr Mohammed identified the careless handling of cooking gas, use of inferior electrical materials, use of boiling rings and improper wiring as major causes of fire incidents in the state.
He urged the public to patronise qualified electricians and use quality electrical materials, avoid abuse of electrical appliances, and also monitor the use of cooking gas in their homes to avert fire outbreaks.
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