Kano State Fire Service has confirmed that the fire outbreak at Kurmi market razed down 41 shops.
This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen by the Public Relations Officer of the Service, Saminu Abdullahi, on Monday.
According to the statement: “We received a distress from Malam Baba Nasidi at about 01:58 am that there was a fire outbreak at the market where they sell books.
“We quickly sent a fire vehicle to the scene at about 02:07 am to bring the situation under control.
“The fire which was caused by an electrical spark destroyed 37 improvised temporary shops while four permanent shops were slightly affected due to the quick intervention of the Firefighters.”
The State Fire Service advised traders at the market and other residents to always switch off all electrical appliances and disconnect the sources when not in use.