A deadly fire Outbreak has razed down several shops Asawasi Bombay, a popular wood market in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The fire disaster which occurred on Thursday February 3, 2022 destroyed over 30 shops which according to the dealers worth over GH¢100,000 of goods. The cause is still unknown.
A victim, Mr Ahmed Awal Tahiru in an interview with OTEC News’ Kwame Agyenim Boateng said several sawmill machines were also burnt in the inferno.
“We have lost a lot, our shops and goods and the amount involved is so huge that I do not know how we can start all over again”
“Three huge sawmill machines costing GH¢20,000 have been wretchdd by the fire, we did our best to fight the blaze but it was too hot for us “he cried.
According to Kwame Agyenim Boateng, four fire tenders were deployed to the area before the fire was brought under control.
An eyewitness who spoke to OtecNews said this is not the first time such an outbreak has been recorded at the wood market.
About 20 police officials were also deployed to the area to control crowd for the smooth operation of fire officers as thousands of residents rushed to the area to catch a glimpse of the blazing fire.
Meanwhile Preliminary investigations by the Ghana National Fire Service GNFS have disclose that the fire was sparked by burning of garbage in the area.
The Commander for Manhyia Fire Command DO1 Amos Abban said they have launched thorough investigation into the matter.
He called on residents in the area and the affected victims to volunteer any information that will help them come into a better conclusion in their investigations.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/ Jacob Agyenim Boateng