Three gasoline tankers were partially burned in a fire that broke out at the Tema tank yard in the Greater Accra Region’s Kpone Katamanso Municipality’s industrial district.
The fire, whose cause has not yet been determined, happened on Friday.
According to reports, one of the cars, a 54,000-liter tanker, had petrol inside at the time of the accident.
In an interview with TV3 in Accra, D03 Ebenezer Yenzu, the Tema Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), described the event.
He told how the contents of the car were saved by the firefighters.
“We received the call around 3:35 pm and our men from the Industrial Area station got here at 3:47 pm. They called for assistance and we had our team from Tema Metro, Tema Oil Refinery fire brigade and a tanker come in to assist,” he narrated.
The firemen were praised for their good work by DO3 Yenzu, who also noted that their prompt action prevented what may have caused an explosion in the yard.