Kumasi, Feb 24, GNA – Property running into hundreds of thousands of Ghana cedis were lost when fire swept through part of the Suame Magazine in Kumasi on Wednesday night.

It left five metal containers and seven wooden structures containing vehicle spare parts, gallons of engine oil and upholstery materials completely wrecked.

Mr Philip Aheng-Mensah, Ashanti Regional Fire Commander told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that but for the timely response of firefighters, it would have been more devastating.

He said the fire could have spread to destroy vehicles packed at garages in the area.

It took personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) 30 minutes to put out the fire, which started at about 2130 hours.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established.

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