- Mysterious fire has destroyed houses in Kaduna metropolis
- The fire outbreak destroyed property worth millions of naira
- Eye witness account revealed that the fire outbreak lasted for 3 days before it was finally put out
Report reaching Legit.ng has revealed that a mysterious fire outbreak in Kinkinau area of Kaduna state destroyed 14 houses and property worth millions of naira.
Legit.ng regional reporter in Kaduna, Bashir Ahmed, reports that the fire started on Sunday, March 24 and kept burning houses until it was put out on Wednesday, March 27.
Recounting her ordeal, one of the victims simply identified as Salma narrated how the fire started in her house.
She said: ''On Sunday I came back from market and I was preparing my children for Islamic school, one of them saw fire in our neighbour's house and called my attention, we went out to help put out the fire, as this was going on, our house also caught the fire.
''We ran back and put it out from the room it started, just minutes after that, another room also caught the fire, that was how all the rooms in my house, including kitchen, toilet and bathroom burnt. Everything inside the house caught fire except my voters card, it was inside the room but it didn't burn.
''Another thing that surprised us was that, when we noticed the fire was spreading from room to room, we started evacuating properties from the room that were yet to catch fire and keep them on the street but as we keep them, they miraculously also catch fire and burn.
''We even took some of our properties to another area completely (Unguwan Ma'azu) but they also caught fire there and burnt.
''The fire started from a house and spread to the next that shared fence with it, but it jumped the next two houses and caught the third one. It also caught houses that were opposite to them.
''The fire caught houses that are even far away from the houses where it initially started, the same day and same time.
Salma added that in one day they recorded 18 fire incidents in her house alone.
When asked if she could estimate what she lost, Salma said she couldn't, lamenting that she has been sleeping in one of her friends house on the floor since the incident happened.
According to resident said: ''On Sunday, the fire caught 7 houses. And the following day, Monday, it continues, one Fulera who is also a victim said as they were trying to put out fire in one of the houses, her daughter came out screaming there is fire in her room.
''She went inside the room and saw the fire caught her mattress, blazing so high, and she started praying, immediately I closed my mouth the fire started diminishing and we put it out very easily.''
Another victim, Binta said she lost properties worth 200,000, adding that it got to the extent that we got tired and allowed the fire to consume our property because we were tired of putting it out.
In her statement, another victim, Sumayya said on last day of the fire incident, Wednesday, the fire started from 6am and stopped by 6pm.
She also said she lost properties worth 125,000, saying, ''Our husbands had to stop going out to the market and office for 4 days because of the fire incidents.
The owner of the house where the fire started, Halilu Ahmad said he was not around when the fire started and he did not know the cause of the fire because there was no light.
''I came back and met my house completely burnt except one small room where I am sleeping now, he added.
When asked if he could estimate the worth of the properties he lost, he said at lest 2,000,000.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that fire outbreak which occurred on Wednesday, March 27, gutted the office of the National Productivity Centre (NPC).
It was reported that the cause of the fire outbreak was not disclosed by the management of the NPC. The office is located at Cape Town Street, Zone 4, Wuse, Abuja, Federal Capital territory.
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