Kano State Fire Service reports that five petrol tankers went ablaze in the state on Tuesday.
The tragic incident, according to the agency, happened in the Farawa Kwanar Yashi area of the Kano metropolis.
The fire was said to have started from an uncompleted building used as a diesel storage area, as escalated on the five tankers containing 20, 400 litres of diesel.
The spokesperson of the State Fire Service, Saminu Yusuf Abdullahi, told newsmen that a portable generator used to upload the diesel from diesel tankers to other surface tanks sparked and caused the inferno.
He said three people were trapped in the tragic incident but were all rescued alive and rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Abdullahi explained further that the agency’s control room received an emergency call from a staff who reported the outbreak at Kangon Saminu Farawa by Kwanar Yashi Maiduguri Road, and their men arrived around 00:29 hrs.
“On their arrival, they found that an uncompleted building of about 200 x 200 ft used as a diesel storage area, about five diesel tankers containing about 20,400 litres of diesel, one machine Lifan and three portable generators were ablaze.
With the good efforts of our men, we successfully controlled the situation and saved three diesel tankers, nine surface tanks and stopped the fire from spreading to other premises.
“While three victims who were trapped, namely Mai Daura Sadi 24 years old, Hassan Sadi and Iliyasu Sadi about 25 years respectively were all rescued alive,” he added.