Fire guts 37 Army Officers Mess
A fire outbreak at the 37 Army Officers Mess in Accra has destroyed four rooms as occupants put up with neighbours.
The inferno started on Saturday at about 9 am and destroyed all the items in the rooms.
The cause of the fire is not known but reports gathered indicate that it started from one of the rooms on the C block of the building before sweeping through the adjoining three rooms.
Personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) battled for several hours before managing to put out the blaze.
Saturday’s incident is the latest of several fire outbreaks at the 37 military base and other Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) facilities across the country.
Less than two months ago, fire engulfed seven rooms of soldiers on the C block of Duala lines at Burma Camp on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt Gen Obed Boamah Akwa presented an undisclosed amount of money to the seven victims who were affected to console them.
The Directorate of Engineering Services at the General Headquarters was tasked to investigate the fire outbreak and renovate the building.
Again in 2015, three families had all their belongings destroyed as fire ravaged their block at the old Uadarra Barracks of the Fourth Infantry Battalion in Kumasi.
No casualties were recorded as the soldiers and their family members were not present at the time of the incident.