The fire that consumed a portion of the Kejetia market in the Ashanti Regional capital of Kumasi has been put out, according to the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS).
“The fierce fire got completely extinguished at 19:30 hours by the gallant and dexterous Firefighters,” the GNFS stated in a statement that was shared on their social media accounts.
Officers continued to work to determine civilian casualties and other important details for investigations, despite the fact that there were no injuries to firefighters, according to the statement.
The brave and skilled firefighters completely put out the ferocious fire at 19:30 p.m.
No known Fireman wounds were recorded. Civilian casualties have not yet been identified. In the affected areas, stores and merchandise sustained extensive fire damage.
The devastating fire’s origin and cause are currently being investigated.
The GNFS affirmed the market fire after numerous news channels revealed it. sources confirmed that the fire originated at the automobile tire retailer Kejetia Dubai.
According to reports, the fire broke out on March 15, 2023, at approximately 4:30 p.m.
The GNFS personnel were quickly dispatched to the scene to extinguish the fire and rescue people from the destroyed areas of the building.
According to a Joy News report, the thick smoke at the scene caused a mother and her infant to collapse.
To save her own life, another woman also jumped from the building.
In addition, personnel from the Ghana Police Service and the Ambulance Service were present to assist the fire victims.
The hurt people were taken to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Merchants impacted by the occurrence moaned while they attempted to rescue however many things as they could.
According to affected traders who spoke with GhanaWeb’s Ashanti Regional Correspondent, the fire’s escalation can be attributed to the failure of firefighters to extinguish it promptly.
Details about how the fire may have started are emerging as rescuers work around the clock to contain the Kejetia market.
On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, the fire destroyed portions of the Ashanti regional facility.
Merchants impacted by the occurrence are moaning while they attempt to rescue however many things as they can.
A portion of the casualties who fell because of the smoke were conveyed to wellbeing offices close by.
The “Dubai” segment of the market, where automobile tires are sold, is the target of criticism.
JoyNews, on the other hand, spoke with a man who was allegedly in the area where the fire started.
The eyewitness claims that he was making purchases from a woman trader when he heard her radio set’s battery running low.
The man said that he briefly left his goods with the lady to buy something from another area.
When he got back, he noticed a little smoke coming from the trader’s shop.
The source of the smoke was the location where she had plugged in the radio. She had put so many things in the area of the electric outlet.
The lady occupies the same lane as the carbide sellers. The explosion was the result of the carbide coming into contact with the fire, he continued.
The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) is yet to provide any information regarding the fire’s origin.