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Fire Razes Popular School In Ilorin

There was a fire outbreak at Grace International School located at Awolowo Street next to the Kobiowu Mosque in Tanke, Ilọrin South Local Government Area of Kwara State on Sunday, February 25.

Reports obtained by Naija News revealed that the inferno destroyed nine classrooms.

It was gathered that the unfortunate fire incident took place after 6:00 pm on Sunday, causing significant damage to a large portion of the 14-room building.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, revealed in a statement made available to journalists on Monday that firefighters were informed of the incident and immediately mobilized its officials to the scene.

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Adekunle noted that a block of classrooms was completely consumed by the raging flames at the time the firemen arrived at the scene.

“Tragically, the fire had already ravaged nine out of the 14 classrooms, leaving a significant portion of the school in ruins,” Daily Trust quoted Adekunle saying.

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He credited the origin of the blaze to “a fire in the undergrowth that was intentionally ignited by an unknown person”.

“The flames then rapidly spread to the school building, causing extensive damage,” Adekunle added.

Reacting, the Director of Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade Olumuyiwa, emphasized the importance of safety and urged the public to exercise caution in their daily endeavours.


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