- The Yegoala Hotel in Kumasi has been gutted by fire believed to have started from the store room of the hotel.
- No causalities have been reported.
The Yegoala Hotel at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region has been brought down by fire.
The fire, which is reported to have started around 2:00pm with no casualties recorded so far, is feared to have prolonged due to the delay by the Ghana Fire Service as they intervened an hour later.
“We were having a workshop there and we saw smoke coming from one of the rooms and so we quickly called for a fire extinguisher but before we knew, it spread to the other rooms. So we called the fire service who came in but for the past one-hour they’ve been trying to put out the fire; all my people who came for the workshop, 75 of them were quickly evacuated and everybody is safe. Tony Yeboah himself was also around and we all fine. Everything is under control,” an eyewitness narrated.
Meanwhile, Manageress of the Hotel, Ruby Okyere, has revealed that the fire may have started from their store room as she expressed dissatisfaction with the time delay by fire fighters.
“I cannot give you a comprehensive report because we were just standing there looking at the clients having their lunch so after lunch they were going up to continue with the conference; but when they went up they heard a sound and later saw smoke coming out of the building. The clients started calling fire service but the response wasn’t too quick. Eventually they came and put off the fire but the harm has already been done. The Fire service must always be alert and ready to move else their delays always cost us to lose property and sometimes live,”she stated.
Meanwhile investigations remain pending over the fire incident.