Human Interest

Anambra records five fire outbreaks in one day

Human interest

By Nwafor Okafor


No fewer than five fire incidents were recorded on Monday in various parts of Anambra State.

The State Director, Fire Service, Martin Agbili who disclosed this to Journalists
said most of the incidents were caused by bush burning.

He urged residents to always check their surroundings, including cutting and clearing bush around their homes, churches, mosques, markets, schools, among others to avoid regrets.

He said, “About 60% of the fire outbreaks we fought within this dry season was as a result of indiscriminate bush burning that easily spread to structures.

“Majority of the bush burning occurred in rural communities where residents especially hunters indiscriminately set fire on bushes during the dry season.

“We should all take our time to cut all bushes to at least five feet away from our residential homes, schools, churches, markets and offices. If it is not done, fire can easily spread from there to any closest structure.

“Just today, we have about five fire outbreaks at the moment and four out of them are caused by bush fire and distress calls are still coming.

“One of the fire outbreaks happened around 10.39am at Deeper Life Street, Ogbunike.

“The fire ignited from bush burning then spread to the Sinaco Way House @ Deeper Life Str. Amawa, Ogbunike, Near toll gate.

“The fire is under control now. Fire prevention is everybody’s business. Avoid anything that can cause fire outbreaks at this harmattan.”

Our Correspondent gathered that the firebreaks also occured in Azia at Kenneth Maduakor trailer park, Ihiala, Nwafia, close to Comprehensive Secondary School, Nwafia and
Amansea….at Holy Family, Ifite Awka/Amansea


Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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