The Speaker, State of Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye has urged residents of the State to be extremely careful during this season to forestall fire outbreak.
The Speaker stated that with necessary precautions, people of the state and the country as a whole could prevent fire outbreak as the dry season peaks.
Owoeye in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Alabi maintained that most of the fire incidents are caused by the carelessness of the people, saying rampant fire outbreaks constitute one of the calamities common at this period of the year.
The Speaker admonished market women and men not to keep flammable materials in their shops and warehouses, noting that if they have to, it must be stored carefully to avoid combustion.
He equally advised that residents should put off their electrical appliances when they are not in use to avoid such equipments from being caught up in flame when their is power surge.
The lawmaker held that in dry season, the level of oxygen will be increased thus allowing fire to burn more rapidly.
He said, “I want to implore our people to be more careful with fire during this harmattan period, our people in the market places should also be conscious that fire burns more rapidly in the season that we are in.
“Flammable products must be kept with extra care to forestall the outbreak of fire, our household electrical appliances must be put off when they are not in use, it is best that we unplug them from the mains to avoid them from getting affected by power surge.”
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