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Around 10 O?clock am, Thursday morning, residents of Labone were saddened by a fire, which cause is yet to be determined, destroying peoples? places of abode near the Labone Apapa lorry station..

The development according to investigations on ground the scene, lots of people has been using the structures as a sleeping place.

spyGhana?s reporter, Henry Koffie Fordi, who was at the scene reported that the personnel from the fire service were able to put off the blazing fire using three fire tenders.

?Earlier, they brought one, but considering the degree of the fire, they called for reinforcement and another one was brought to augment the first one,? our reporter said.

He also reported that, few minutes after the second fire tender arrived, there was the need for a three other ones, making five tenders, which was also brought enabling fire service personnel to quench the fire.
According to Henry Koffie Fordi, although the cause of the fire was not readily established, eye witnesses indicated that the fire was escalated by a gas cylinder explosion.

He reported that, there was somebody who was cooking but could not control the fire which started from that activity when trying to put it off using water, unfortunately the fire caught a gas cylinder nearby which escalated the fire.

Although some people were able to save their belongings, other lost their totally to the fire.

Information is that one person has been arrested by the police for using the opportunity to steal money. He has been detained at the police custody.

As at the time of filing his report, officials from NADMO, Ghana Police Service, the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon Amassah Namoale, and the Fire Service were at the scene to ascertain the degree of the fire and pick their own situational report.

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Source: spyGhana.com

 

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