The Kaduna State Fire Service said it recorded 33 deaths out of 252 fire incidents from January to September.
The fire service director, Paul Aboi, said this in an interview on Friday in Kaduna.
Mr Aboi said the service rescued 15 persons, while four persons sustained injuries within the same period.
“The service saved property worth about N3.4 billion, while others worth N2.2 billion were destroyed within the period under review,’’ he said.
Aboi stated that working in synergy with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the fire service recorded 21 auto fire accidents with some deaths.
The director said the service was doing its best to reduce fire outbreaks by educating residents on fire safety measures.
Aboi advised residents to observe simple safety procedures to stem the tide of fire outbreaks in all parts of the state.
He stated, ”The residents need to be extra careful during the dry season because more fire outbreaks occur during the period.”