Investigations into the circumstances that led to the fire incident at Makola has commenced, the Ghana National Fire Service has disclosed.
The fire gutted parts of the shopping mall including about 10 shops on Sunday [August 15] morning. Firemen and women took about two hours before completely extinguishing the fire.
The PRO of the GNFA Divisional Officer Grade I, Ellis Robinson Okoe told Accra-based Citi News that ““Around 7:26 am, we had a distress call that there was a fire outbreak at the small portion of the Makola Shopping Mall. So our men came in, and we observed that due to the nature of the things that were burning, the fire was well-alight. So we got about six of our fire tenders, one ladder, and support from the Army to help us douse the fire. We have been able to douse the fire. It took us about two hours, and we observe that some containers and shops have been destroyed.”
He further disclosed that the a joint committee has been instituted to investigate the true cause of the fire. This committee is commissioned under the instruction of the Mayor of the city.
“It is too early to talk about the cause of the fire. The Mayor just set up a committee comprising the Fire Service, Water Company, Electricity Company, market authorities and the police to come together to get the actual cause of the fire. Everything is under control because only a small part of the market got burnt. There should be no fears.”
Meanwhile Citi News has reported that the “fire-affected building is made of shops occupied by traders who deal in hair and cosmetic products, clothes, shoes among others.”