Fire has razed 150 improvised shops at the Kachako Central Market in Takai Local Government Area of Kano State.
This was revealed in a statement issued by the spokesman of the Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi.
He said the incident occurred on Monday afternoon.
Abdullahi said: “We received a distress call at Takai Fire Station at about 01:13p.m from the Local Government Security Service Unit and we immediately sent our rescue team to the scene at about 01:21p.m to stop the fire from spreading to the other shops.
“The dimension of the market premises is about 2,000 feet by 1,500 feet used as a central market.
“We successfully saved about 800 shelters from the fire.”
Abdullahi said it was being suspected that the fire was caused by smokers as the day was a market day.