Fire Service Commence Investigations into Mankessim market inferno

Mankessim (C/R),- The Central Regional Command of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has begun investigations into the fire outbreak that ravaged portions of the Mankessim Market destroying qualities of goods and consumables.

The fire, which started around 2238 hours and razed several shops to the ground, caused extensive damages to items running into several thousands of cedis.

There were no casualties.

Mr Abdul Wasiu Hudu, Central Regional Public Relations Officer of the GNFS, told the GNA, investigations were ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire.

He said the Mankessim Fire Station was deployed with assistance from Cape Coast and Breman Essiem Fire Stations, but there was accessibility challenge due to ongoing construction works in the market and also absence of accessible hydrants.

The inferno was finally brought under control around 0220hrs.

Meanwhile, the Regional Minister, Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, has visited the Area to have first-hand information and also commensurate with the traders who lost their shops.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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