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FFS to inaugurate fire stations in markets nationwide

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) says it would establish fire stations in the markets across the country. The Zonal Controller, FFS in charge of Kano and Jigawa, Assistant Controller General (ACG), Ahmed Garba-Karaye announced this when he visited the singer market to assess the level of damage caused by the inferno on Monday in Kano. […]

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Devastating fire engulfs refugee camps in Bangladesh

A devastating fire swept through several camps of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh’s southeastern Cox’s Bazar district on Sunday. The inferno destroyed about 2,000 homes and left thousands of people homeless. There were no casualties so far, according to local media. Emdadul Haque, duty officer at the Fire Service Control Room in Chattogram, told reporters that […]

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Dormitory fire kills 3 schoolgirls in Tanzania

A dormitory fire killed at least three schoolgirls and injured 29 others, on Wednesday in Tanzania’s northern region of Shinyanga, the Police said. Janeth Magomi, the Shinyanga Regional Police Commander, confirmed the incident. Magomi said the fire razed a dormitory at Buhangija primary school in the Shinyanga municipality. “The fire killed three girls and injured […]

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Fire razes 3 buildings in Osun.

Intense early morning fire outbreak gutted three buildings on Thursday in Alekuwodo area of Osogbo Osun State. The NewsZenith gathered that the inferno began at about 2.30 a.m. The fire had caused collateral damages before men of the state Fire Service arrive at the scene. As at the time of filing this report, the cause […]

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Environment Natural Disasters

Breaking: Inferno claims 6 lives in Lagos

No fewer than six persons have been confirmed dead in a fire outbreak, on Tuesday, at the Adeola Odeku area of Victoria Island, Lagos. An eye witness said that the fire gutted a building suspected to be occupied by a bank in the area and that an unspecified number of vehicles were seen burning in […]

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Fire erupts at WAEC office, officials assure on vital documents

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) head office in Yaba, Lagos was on Wednesday cordoned off following a morning fire in the premises. Although the cause of the fire remains unknown, WAEC management assures that sensitive documents are intact. The NewsZenith crew, who visited the scene around 11.00 a.m. after the fire was put out, […]

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Tanzania mobilises 600 firefighters against Mt Kilimanjaro fire

Tanzanian authorities have mobilised more than 600 firefighters to put out a fire on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, an official said in Dar-Es-Salaam on Sunday. Nurdin Babu, the Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner, told Xinhua in a telephone interview that the firefighters have been drawn from the Tanzania Fire and Rescue Force, the Tanzania National Parks, police, […]

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Speakers’ Conference seeks urgent inquiry into Kogi assembly fire

The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria (CoSAP) has called for an immediate investigation into the fire that gutted the Kogi Assembly Complex last week Monday in Lokoja. Mr Abubakar Sulaiman, Chairman of the CoSAPmade the call in a statement issued by his media aide, Mr Abdul Bura in Bauchi. Recall that on […]

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Mnangagwa calls for fire management strategy after 10 killed in Zimbabwe veld fire

By Agency Report Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday heightened the need to develop a national veld fire management strategy. This is coming after 10 farm workers were burnt to death on Monday in a veld fire in Esigodini, Matabeleland South Province. “A new national strategy is now needed to minimise this growing menace whose […]

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