The Kano State Fire Service says three persons from the same family died in an early morning fire incident on Monday at Rijiyar Zaki in Ungogo Local Government Area of the state.

Alhaji Saidu Muhammed, the  Public Relations Officer of the Service, said the incident which occurred at about 3.18 a.m also razed a house.

He said“We received a distress call from Malam Salisu Muhammed at about 3:18 a.m that fire has gutted a dwelling house in his area and three persons were trapped.

“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 3:22 a.m.

The PPRO said “They were rescued unconscious and conveyed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital where the doctor on duty confirmed them dead,”.

He said the victims, who were from the same family, were Hauwa Musa, 25; Mubarak Musa, 13, and Salamatu Musa, 20.