Benue records 101 fire outbreaks in 11 months

The Benue State Fire Service on Monday said that the state recorded a total of 101 fire outbreaks between January and November 2019.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Service, Mr. Doo Shave, said in Makurdi that 90 percent of the outbreaks was caused by carelessness.

He appealed to the masses to take fire safety precautions seriously and always install fire safety gadgets as it was better to prevent fire outbreak than control inferno.

“The public should take fire safety seriously. You see it is better to prevent fire than to control it.

“We have recorded, from January to date, 101 fire outbreaks across the state, including the one of today.

“These outbreaks are caused by carelessness; carelessness includes carrying out certain acts or things that can be avoided or controlled,’’ he added.

According to him, people often ignore things such as the installation of fire safety gadgets, smoke detectors, fire alarms, automatic fire extinguishers, etc.

“Each house should have a functional fire extinguisher and all households’ members should know how to use it,” he explained.

 

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By Ubong Edet

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