Fire Guts Residential Building in Afon

A 12 bedroom storey building has been gutted by fire in Afon, Ilorin, Kwara State on Friday.

According to the spokesman of the state fire service, Hassan Adekunle, the incident occurred at about 08:24hrs.

The fire incident which happened at No. 17 Afon Close Sabo-Oke Area, was reportedly caused by a power surge.

Although the fire was huge, the firefighters were able to tame the ravaging inferno.

Out of the 12 bedrooms in the building, four bedrooms were consumed by the inferno.

Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, the Director of Kwara State Fire Service, urged citizens to always cultivate the habit of switching off their electrical appliances even before bedtime.

He explained that it would help them to prevent the chances of fire outbreaks in their various homes and assist in drastically reducing it.

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