Fire gutted four houses at Anaji, a suburb of Takoradi, on Sunday destroying items amounting to thousands of Ghana Cedis.

wpid-fire-300x207.jpgIt took two-and-half hours for the personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service to extinguish the fire, which destroyed personal effects.
No casualty was however recorded.

The Western Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), Assistant Division Officer Emmanuel Bonney, told the Ghana News Agency, on Monday that the fire incident happened around 1600 hours on Sunday, January 10.

He said the cause of the fire is yet to be established but noted that the dryness of the weather as a result of the harmattan could have spread the fire.

Meanwhile, three vehicles got burnt at Inchaban in the Shama District when a faulty DAF bus caught fire near the Petrosol fuel filling station and spread to other vehicles parked at the station.

The fire incident happened around 0230 hours on Monday, January 11, although the filling station was not affected.

An eyewitness, Abusua Panyin Aburabura told newsmen that two mad persons had been using the faulty DAF bus as their place of abode for some time now and they might have caused the fire.

He said it took fire personnel from the Volta River Authority at Aboadze Thermal Plant to put out the fire which lasted more than an hour.

The Western Regional PRO of the Ghana National Fire Service mentioned heat, oxygen and fuel as possible causes of fire, and cautioned the public to exercise extreme circumspection when using naked fire at home and on farms.

He warned those who had kiosks on fire hydrants to remove them before the law caught up with them.



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