No fewer that 101 fire outbreaks were recorded between January and November 2019, Benue State Fire Service has said.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Service, Mr. Doo Shave, linked 90 percent of the outbreaks to carelessness.
He appealed to the masses to take fire safety seriously by installing safety gadgets as it was better to prevent fire outbreaks than control infernos.
“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 fie outbreaks across the state.”
“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 installation of fire safety gadgets, smoke detectors, fire alarm, automatic fire extinguishers in their homes and offices.