The Adamawa Fire Services Authority on Monday said that it rescued 15 persons in 60 major fire outbreaks in 2017.
The State Chief Fire Officer, Adamu Abdullahi, gave the figure in an interview in Yola.
Mr Abdullahi said that no life was lost in all the fire incidents which he described as domestic.
“In 2017, we recorded 60 fire outbreaks and thanked God no life was lost. Property worth N441.43 million were saved while N126 million worth of property were lost in the fire outbreaks,” Mr Abdullahi said.
He, however, confirmed that after several investigations, it was discovered that most of the fire incidents occurred as a result of negligence and improper installation of electrical appliances.
Mr Abdullahi said that compared to the 2016 records, fire outbreak had declined considerably in 2017.
He said that the state government, in a bid to protect the lives and property of its citizens, had purchased three new fire-fighting equipment and refurbished five others with sophisticated equipment.
Mr Abdullahi said, however, that lack of adequate staff was among the major challenges facing the services.