The fire service at Yobe confirmed that a woman and her three children were killed on Tuesday night fire incident at Red Bricks Quarters in Damaturu
The officer of Damaturu Fire service,Mr Usman Habu confirmed the incident to a reporter saying that the incident fire incident took place around 11pm
He blamed the deaths to lack of back door which would have served as an emergency exit
“If there was an’escape door’, the man could have saved his family,’’ the Fire service officer said.
“When we arrived at the scene, we learnt that the victims’ father, Malam Adamu Aliyu, had made efforts to rescue his family, but was only able to save his five-year-old son.
“The fire became too fierce and he could not save the rest of his family members, but he managed to jump out to safety.
“We forced open the door and recovered the woman’s corpse, as well as her three daughters.” Habu narrated.