The Kano State Fire Service said fire has destroyed 70 temporary shops at Yan’ Katako Market in Rijayar Lemo area of Kano .
The Spokesman of the State Fire Service , Alhaji Saidu Mohammed confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Thursday .
The spokesman said 30 of the shops were completely razed down while 40 were slightly burnt .
“We received a distress call in the early hours of Thursday at about 03 :45am from one Bashir Suleiman that there was fire outbreak at the market .’
“ On receiving the information , we quickly sent some of our personnel and fire fighting vehicles to the scene of the incident at around 03: 52am to quench the fire so as not to affect other shops , “ he said .
He advised traders at the market and other residents to be more careful and desist from using instruments capable of triggering fire as a way of guarding against future occurrence .
Mohammed also advised the people to keep fire buckets , blankets and extinguishers that would enable them to curtail any fire outbreak before calling on the fire service.
Mohammed said the cause of the fire is being investigated