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Fire guts shopping complex in Ilorin

Fire on Saturday gutted a shopping complex at number one, Folusho Hall Kulende junction, Sango Area, Ilorin destroying property and goods worth millions of naira .

The incident occurred few minutes past eight in the morning and affected four out of the twenty four shops in the complex.

The quick intervention of the Men of the Kwara State Fire Service saved the complex from being totally razed by the ravaging inferno.

According to the Fire Service spokesperson, Hassan Adekunle, the inferno occurred as a result of careless attitude by one anonymous person in the area who deliberately set some abandoned tyres on fire.

Speaking in a chat with newsmen, Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Prince John Falade urged the people to always be careful and desist from burning tyres and bush indiscriminately to avoid destruction of property and ensure safety of lives.

Prince Falade, who said though no life was lost in the fire incident, called on the people to always be at alert for any forms of naked fire in their neighborhoods, especially during this harmattan season.

Edited by Felix Ajide