Fire Guts Accra Timber Market
Fire has razed down structures close to the Timber Market at Old Fadama in the Amamomo Electoral Area of the Greater Accra Region.
The outbreak started around 1 pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
Some 220 wooden structures that were used for both domestic and commercial purposes and their contents were entirely destroyed by the fire.
The inferno has also rendered 300 occupants of the structures homeless.
An eyewitness said, “in this place, we know that some people use electric stoves, while others use charcoal for cooking forgetting that we are close to the Timber Market.”
“When the fire personnel came, it was difficult for them to quench the fire though they tried their best. As of now, everywhere is burnt. The people living here are about 360 to 380,” the eyewitness said.
Meanwhile, a statement from the Ghana National Fire Service(GNFS) said no casualties were recorded.
However, a Plastic Processing Company, a Mosque and over 100 wooden structures and their contents worth thousands of cedis were salvaged by firefighters.
The cause of the fire is not immediately known as the GNFS launches an investigation into the incident.