The Kwara State Fire Service, on Monday, explained the cause of an inferno that affected a three-bedroom flat at Sapati Centre Zone, behind Sapati International School in Ilorin West Local Government Area.
In a commendable display of expertise, the Fire Service swiftly responded to the fire incident, and the timely intervention prevented major damage to the 3-bedroom flat building.
Hassan Adekunle, the Head of the Department of Media and Publicity at the Kwara State Fire Service, issued a statement highlighting the critical role played by the fire service in preventing the escalation of the inferno.
He emphasized investigations into the incident revealed that an unidentified person had set an undergrowth (bush) on fire, which subsequently spread to the 3-bedroom flat. Fortunately, no lives were lost, and there were no reported injuries.
According to the statement, the Director of Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, seized the opportunity to address the public, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing safety in day-to-day activities. He urged the Kwara community to exercise caution to prevent similar incidents and underscored the need for responsible behavior.
“Swift Response by Kwara State Fire Service Prevents Major Damage at Sapati Centre Zone community, behind Sapati International School Ilorin, Ilorin West Local Government Area Kwara State.”
“Monday, January 22nd, 2024, at 16:17 hours [04:17 pm] the Kwara State Fire Service swiftly responded to a fire incident at Sapati center zone, behind Sapati International School Ilorin.”
“Upon arrival, the firemen found the building ablaze and immediately began firefighting efforts to contain and extinguish the flames, showcasing their expertise to prevent extensive damage in a building of about 3-bedroom flats.”
“Investigation revealed an unidentified person had set an undergrowth on fire, which then spread to the building. Fortunately, no lives were lost, and no injuries were recorded.”
“The Director of Kwara State Fire Service Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa took this opportunity to advise the Kwara at large to prioritize safety and urged the general public to be more careful in their day-to-day activities.”