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Fire Service PIXFire outbreaks across Liberia destroyed a total of US$20 4, 275, 95.00 plus LD$44, 4975 worth of properties in 2015; the Liberia National Fire Service or LNFS, has disclosed in Monrovia.

The director of press and public affairs at the LNFS, Col. Jassah Ganyan, told this paper in an interview Monday, January 11, 2016 at her office on Ashmun Street, these fire incidents were caused by illegal connection of electronic wires, candle lights, faulty generators, and unknown causes.

According to her, a total of 241 fire outbreaks occurred throughout the country last year with Montserrado County recording the highest incidents. She detailed that 187 fire incidents occurred in Montserrado County followed by Grand Bassa County with 11, and Bomi County, six fire incidents, respectively.

The LNFS public affairs chief also named Margibi County as the fourth county that recorded three fire incidents during 2015, while Grand Kru, Sinoe, Grand Cape Mount, Nimba, and Lofa Counties, recorded one incident each, including River Cess and Grand Gedeh Counties.

There was no outbreak or incident recorded in Maryland, River Gee, Gbarpolu and Bong Counties, respectively, Col. Ganyan disclosed.

By Bridgett Milton-Edited by Jonathan Browne

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