Fire destroys Mankessim market – the 4th in 24 hours

Some parts of the Mankessim market in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region have been destroyed by fired.

Eyewitness reports say the fire started from a cold store on Monday evening and spread to five others and destroyed about 20 40-footer containers.

Some of the traders in the market said they first saw smoke billowing into the air from first affected container after fluctuations in power supply.

The Mankessim market fire is the fourth in Ghana in less than 24 hours.

There were three separate fire incidents in the Ashanti Region alone within that period.

A/R: Fire destroys 10 shops at Sokoban Wood Village
Ten workshops at the Sokoban Wood Village in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti Region were destroyed in one such blaze.

It started from one of the workshops and spread to the others on Sunday, 18 April 2021 around 9:30 pm.

Swift response by firefighters put out the inferno to prevent it from spreading further.

Equipment and items such as moulding machine, shooting machine, bunch machine, ripsaw machine, plywood, among others were lost in the fire.

Some of the victims who spoke to Class News’ regional correspondent Elisha Adarkwah said they lost everything to the fire.

They are, therefore, calling on the government and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to come to their aid.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

No casualty was recorded.

Fire destroys Kumasi Central Market shops
Fire destroyed parts of the Kumasi Central Market in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti Region on Sunday evening at an arena of the market that was yet to be demolished for the third phase of the Kejetia Central Market redevelopment project.

The Ghana National Fire Service confirmed the incident.

More than 20 stores were razed by the fire.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known.

No casualties were recorded.

Fire destroys Mampong College of Education block

The administration block of the Mampong Technical College of Education in the Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region was destroyed by fire around 8:30 am on Monday, 19 April 2021.

Firefighters said they received distress calls and rushed to the scene.

The Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, DOIII Desmond Ackah, told Class News’ Elisha Adarkwah that they were able to confine the fire from spreading to the ground floor of the storey building.

He said they have commenced investigations to unravel the cause of the inferno.

No casualties were recorded.


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