Administration Block At Mampong Teacher Training College In smoke
A video has surfaced showing the administration block of the Mampong Teacher Training College engulfed in flames.
The cause of the fire was unknown at the time of the investigation, but it was clear that the fire had caused significant property damage.
Men from the Ghana National Fire Service are on the field, attempting to monitor the situation.
This comes just hours after more than 20 shops in Kumasi’s Central Market were burned to the ground.
Also after a fire broke out late last night at the Kumasi Central Market, according to many eyewitness accounts, the fire began about 8 p.m. on April 18, 2021.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but an eyewitness identified as Alhassan Idris who spoke with Citi News said:
“I was asleep when I heard of the fire outbreak at the Kumasi Central market. I rushed to the market, and it was true that there was a fire outbreak. So I tried to help to contain the fire. As of the time I came to the market, I was desperate to help put out the fire, so I didn’t really ask what caused it.”
ACFO Henry Giwah, the Ashanti Regional Deputy Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service, stated this in a recent media statement.
He said in his submission:
“We received a distress call around 8:48 pm that there was a fire outbreak at the Central market, so we quickly dispatched our men. When they arrived, they saw that the whole place had been engulfed by the fire, affecting about 27 shops. So they tried to confine it so that it would not spread further. Accessibility is always a problem here. It’s a big problem. The interference from the traders was not also good. Leather and turpentine products were involved so when you put out the fire before you realise, it has reignited.”
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Credit: Kwaku Nimako