Ekiti State recorded 15 cases of fire disasters within the first eight days of 2018.
The Commissioner for Public Utility, Chief Tunde Ogunleye who made this known in Ado Ekiti, in a statement on Sunday.
He listed the incidents to include the Government College, Efon Alaaye, Oja Olope, and Housing Estate under construction beside the NNPC Mega Filling Station along Iworoko road as well as the Government House among others.
He noted that the harmattan period is susceptible to fire outbreaks, Ogunleye cautioned residents in the State to avoid acts that may lead to bush and domestic fire accidents.
The Commissioner stressed that people in the state must refrain from bush burning and storing inflammable substances such as petrol at home to prevent avoidable fire disasters that could lead to loss of lives and Property.