Fire Outbreak at Wa Central Market razes Several Stores and Shops

Fire in Wa Market

Several stores and shops in the Wa central market in the Upper West Region on Wednesday night were razed down by the fire.

The fire which lasted for about two hours was said to have started at about 9 pm, at a time nobody was in the market.

Smoke from the inferno drew the attention of some people who quickly called on the Ghana National Fire Service(GNFS) for swift action to control the fire.

The GNFS who arrived at the scene took some hours to quench the fire.

The GNFS who arrived at the scene took some hours to quench the fire.

However, properties worth thousands of Ghana Cedis in the various stores and shops got destroyed by the fire.

Some of the shops and stores were completely burned to the ground, as the roofing and shelves got burned to ashes.

Most of the affected shops had items like garments and tailoring machines and materials.

Some other shops contained food items which have been burnt to ashes.

While counting their losses, some traders blamed the congested nature of the market, to have prevented the fire officers from salvaging the fire situation.

The GNFS has begun an investigation to determine the cause of the fire that has led to the loss of properties worth thousands of Ghana Cedis.

Source: Corenewsgh.com

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