4 injured in GRA fire outbreak at Circle

Firefighters battled the fire for more than five hours

Four persons got injured during Sunday’s raging fire that ripped through offices of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) Head Office Annex at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle area.

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The injured persons are all personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service. An official of the Ghana Red Cross said three of the injuries are minor but one person is severely injured and has been transferred to the hospital.

The fire started at the top floor offices the GRA Head Office Annex but spread fast to other adjoining offices.

Eyewitnesses said thick black smoke began to fill the clear Sunday sky around 9:00 am before the flames became visible.

Firefighters battled the inferno but with little success. The cause of the fire is not yet known

The fire hit the Archives Department of the GRA which has a lot combustible materials, Joy News has learnt.

The street in front of the multipurpose edifice was blocked as a crowd of onlookers thickened. The Ghana Red Cross advised onlookers to stay clear of the burning building to prevent injuries from breaking glasses

Newly appointed Board Chairman of the GRA, Prof Stephen Adei, was at the scene and gave assurance that important documents are safe.