Barely a week after an inferno razed, a market in Kano, another mid-night fire outbreak on Thursday gutted Gwarzo market in Gwarzo Local Government Area of the state, destroying property worth millions of Naira.
An eye witness on Friday said the incident occurred around 1 a.m.
The source said the fire destroyed the entire furniture section of the market before it was put out by men of the fire service in the area.
The Director of the state’s Fire Service, Alhaji Mustapha Rulwan, confirmed the incident.
Rulwan said the fire started around 1.45 a.m. and destroyed 30 shops in the furniture section of the market.
“We got the report of the incident around 1.45 a.m. and our men in Gwarzo office were able to quench the fire around 3.25 a.m.
“Our preliminary investigation indicated that the fire spread to the shops and other places when some traders attempted to burn sawdust.”
The Director therefore warned people to take precautionary measures while using fire.