The Kano State Fire Service says it saved 132 lives and property worth N16.5 million in 41 fire incidents in the state in October.
The Public Relations Officer of service, Saidu Muhammad, said this in a statement in Kano on Wednesday.
Mr Muhammad who said that the fire incidents occurred in different parts of the state from October 1 to Oct 31, attributed the success of the service to its synergy with the public.
He, however, said that nine persons died in the course of the fire outbreaks, while property valued at N8.6 million was destroyed.
He said that the service responded to 86 rescue calls and 13 false alarms from residents of the state during the period under review.
Mr Muhammad listed careless handling of cooking gas, inferior electrical appliances and poor wiring as major causes of fire incidents in the state.
He urged residents of the state to support activities of the service by providing reliable and prompt information about fire outbreaks.