The Kano State fire service has reported to the State fire security that 70 shops have been set ablaze in Yan’katako market in Rijayar Lemon area of Kano State.

Speaking with newsmen on Thursday , the State fire service chairman , Alhaji Said Mohammed confirmed the incident on Thursday morning .

He said , 30 Shops were razed down while 40 other shops were slightly burnt.

” We received a distress call in the early hours of Thursday at 3:45am from one Bashir Suleiman telling us that there was fire outbreak at the market”.

” On receiving the information, we quickly sent some of our personnel and fire fighting vehicles to the scene of the incident at around 3:52am to quench the fire so as not to affect other shops ” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed advised the people to keep their fire buckets, blankets and extinguishers which would enable them curtail any fire outbreak before calling the fire service personnel.

By Joshua Olagundoye