The Kano State Fire Service on Wednesday said that an early morning fire affected one room and seven shops at Weatherhead Road, Sabon Gari, in the Kano metropolis.
The spokesman of the service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano.
Mohammed explained that the incident happened at 2:19am on Wednesday, though he could not immediately estimate the value of the goods lost in the incident.
He said the fire affected one room in the residential building, while seven shops were slightly burnt.
Mohammed said that the quick intervention of firemen prevented the spread of the inferno.
He added that the service had commenced investigation into the cause of the fire incident.
He said, “We received a distress call in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday) from one Mr Wale Adebayo at 2:19am that there was a fire outbreak at a residence.