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Fire destroys 50 shops at Dome market

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On January 7, 2024, at 9:30 p.m., a fire broke out in various portions of the Dome market in the Greater Accra Region, destroying at least fifty (50) establishments.

According to a citinewsroom.com story, the Ghana National incident Service’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Alex Nartey, stated that an inquiry is presently underway to establish the source of the incident.

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“There was a lot of obstruction. Lack of accessibility was a big challenge for our work. Our appliance couldn’t even get through where the actual fire was. We had to park somewhere quite far from the fire scene and then drag our hoses all the way through to the fire scene, so it was quite a challenge for us. But from 9:30 to 3:30, we were able to extinguish the fire to prevent any casualties,” he added.

Despite the market’s congestion, they were able to put out the fire.

Alex Nartey revealed, “As it stands now, we recorded 50 losses with the shops and other stores that were there, but we were able to salvage items worth over $500 from being affected by the fire.”

He emphasized the importance of the government and authorities in the Dome and its surroundings establishing a fire station for speedier response during outbreaks.

“This is a call to the assemblies there to prioritize fire safety because the unfortunate thing is that there is not a single fire station in this area; Dome and Taifa area. If the assembly or the government had set up a fire station there and we had taken personnel there and appliances, I’m sure our response would have been shorter to avert this kind of loss.”

 

 

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