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Osun recorded 70 fire outbreaks in 2023 – Report

Osun Fire Service, on Monday, said it recorded 70 fire outbreaks in the state between January and December, 2023. The 2023 Osun State Fire Incident…

Osun Fire Service, on Monday, said it recorded 70 fire outbreaks in the state between January and December, 2023.

The 2023 Osun State Fire Incident Record, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo on Monday, put the property lost to fire outbreaks in the year under review at N1.45 billion.

The record showed that the months of January, May and December 2023 had the highest cases of fire outbreaks, with 13 fire cases recorded in January and property estimated at N302 million destroyed.

“In May, 12 fire outbreaks were also recorded, with property worth N715 million lost, while eight cases of fire disasters were recorded in the month of December, with property worth N25 million destroyed by fire,” the record said.

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Speaking on the record, Spokesman for the fire service, Mr Adekunle Ibrahim, said majority of the fire outbreaks were caused by carelessness on the part of the citizens.

 

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