Kumasi: Dozen of shops burnt to ashes at Alabar-Frenchline

Fire has swept through over 25 shops at Alabar-French-line in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti Region, destroying goods worth Millions of Ghana cedis.

The inferno according to eyewitnesses started in one shop at around 7:00   a-m on Sunday December 10, 2023 and later spread to other shops, destroying shops and wares.

Some witnesses in an interview with BoadiNews.com said they suspect the fire to have been triggered by an electrical fault in the shop where it all started.

They revealed that, items amounting to thousands of Ghana cedis have been destroyed by the inferno.

They added that, it took the intervention of officials from the Ghana National Fire Service to prevent the situation from escalating.

Investigations into the fire incident have begun, according to DO1 Rashid Missaw, the Deputy Ashanti Regional Fire Commander.

He said that the fire’s true cause is still a mystery and is being looked into.

Dozens of fire officials and five fire tenders were required, according to DO1 Rashid Missaw, to put out the fires.

He said that because their personnel couldn’t get to the fire’s epicenter, it was challenging for them to put it out quickly.

 

Source: BoadiNews.com

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