Goods and property worth N6.6 million have been saved from complete destruction in a fire disaster in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Saturday by the Kwara State Fire Service.
The incident occurred at about 01:05 hours at the Ile-Kowope Olorunkuse area of Offa, Offa Local Government.
The fire service was alerted by an anonymous caller, who claimed to reside close to the scene of the fire.
Firefighters were able to put out the ravaging fire on time and out of the two-bedroom self-contained flat and four shops in the building, only a store and kitchen were affected.
According to the spokesman of the state fire service, Hassan Adekunle, the fire was caused by a power surge.
Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, urged the general public to always play safe, especially during this period, and not to hesitate to call the fire brigade in emergencies.