- Investigations have started into a fire outbreak at Dome market in Accra
- Some affected traders are suspecting arson
Police officials together with personnel from the Ghana Fire Service are investigating the fire disaster which destroyed a large stretch of stalls, shops and other structures at the Dome Market in Accra.
The fire, which has so far been put out by the fire service has destroyed property running into thousands of Ghana Cedis.
The cause of the fire outbreak which started in the night is still unknown as some affected traders say they suspect arson.
The devastation of the large stretch of land at the Dome Market follows an initial fire in a farming community in the Ketu-North district of the Volta Region on Wednesday.
The fire is reported to have started from a bushfire set by game hunters in the area - a development which is feared to have taken personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service four hours to douse the flames.
Deputy Ketu North district coordinator, Mr Bright Dela Alormetu told Starr news’ Lambert Atsivor, that fifteen electricity poles were also destroyed by the inferno, which has rendered about 134 persons homeless.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Fire Service keeps advising the general public to be very cautious of fire outbreaks with safety measures being advised to be taken seriously especially at market centres.
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