Video drops as fire sweeps through Makola market; destroys shops and goods

Video drops as fire sweeps through Makola market; destroys shops and goods

News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that fire has swept through some parts of the Makola market in Accra, destroying shops, stalls, and goods.

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In a viral video sighted by YEN.com.gh on Facebook, a thick smoke was spotted emanating from stores adjacent the Georgina Stores Complex close to the Makola Shopping Mall 2.

The fire which is believed to have started around 9:30 am on Monday, July 5, 2021, is still raging and spreading to other shops.

Meanwhile, personnel from the Ghana National Fire service at Makola have been trying their best to quench the raging inferno.

According to a report by Pulse.com.gh, the personnel are trying to quench the fire with one fire tender.

YEN.com.gh cannot independently verify what exactly caused the fire which has so far destroyed a number of shops

Below is a video from the scene;

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Commenting on grounds of anonymity on the recent fire outbreak, a fire service officer with the Ashanti Reginal fire service said the recent fire outbreaks being recorded have become very frequents.

According to her, these fires are either caused by domestic human activities like cooking, ironing and burning but in the case of the Makola fire it is quiet different,

She stated that considering the fact that the fire started in an old building the root cause of the fire could easily be traced to an electrical fault.

Meanwhile, an individual believed to be a witness when fire swept through some parts of the Makola market in Accra has shared how long it took fire tenders to show up to attend to the fire.

On Monday, July 5, 2021, YEN.com.gh reported a viral video that showed thick smoke was emanating from stores adjacent to the Georgina Stores Complex close to the Makola Shopping Mall 2.

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Kojo Asante, a Twitter user with the handle Mister_Asante in a series of posts claimed that the nearest fire service didn't have water and fuel in their tenders to help fight the fire.

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