On Sunday, May 21, 2023, 10 fire incidents were reported in Accra, according to the Ghana National Fire Service.
Eyewitnesses claim that a gas that was left unattended on Sunday at around 1pm was the source of the fire.To put out the fire, multiple fire service tenders were needed.
Fire at Tip-Toe Lane, close to the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, also destroyed about ten businesses with phone accessories worth thousands of cedis.
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A united team of fire fighters from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS)’s Abelenkpe and Ministries branches eventually put out the fire. There were no casualties, and the fire’s origin has not yet been determined.
This comes after a bakery and a few stores were burned down in Kotobabi Abavanna Down, and a similar incident also caused numerous stores to be destroyed at Circle Tiptoe Lane. Thousands of cedis’ worth of property were destroyed by the fire on Sunday, despite the fact that no fatalities were reported.
According to report by ADOII Alex Nartey, a representative of the National Fire Service Headquarters’ Public Relations Department, recommended the public to take preventative steps against such events during the rainy season.
“Since it’s rainy season, we’re warning folks to be careful what they do. People need to learn how to stay current with safety precautions. We responded to 10 fires in Accra alone from 1 am to 5 am on Sunday. You must learn how to put better fire safety procedures into operation if you manage a bakery or any commercial establishment of this nature, said ADOII Alex Nartey.
At Kotobabi Abavana Down, a popular bakery known as “Angel Bakery” was destroyed by fire, along with numerous wooden buildings worth thousands of cedis.
The inferno also damaged other things including container stores, buckets of margarine, packs of sugar, and bags of flour. There was no loss of life.