-Fire has ravaged parts of the Onion Market in Accra
-The fire is believed to have been started by a scrap dealer
-Attempts to put out the fire proved futile due to the rubbish that had accumulated in the area
Reports coming in from Accra indicate that raging fire has destroyed some parts of the Onion Market, at Old Fadama, a suburb of Accra.
Reporting from the scene of the fire outbreak, Citi News reporter, Kojo Agyeman indicated that the fire started at about 1 P.M. He added that the fire was moving fast and was engulfing other parts of the market which was behind the International Central Gospel Church (I.C.G.C).
According to reports emanating from the scene of the incident, the fire was started by a scrap dealer who was disposing off some debris from metals.
The reporter indicated that the content of the debris was mostly combustible material which served as fuel for the already raging fire making it spread quicker than it normally would.
Some mechanic sheds close to the fire are believed to have been affected by the claims.
Some eyewitnesses who were recounting the situation to reporters indicated that despite the frantic efforts of some of the young men in the area to control and quench the fire, their efforts proved futile since the fire had gotten out of control. The eyewitnesses also added that the piles of refuse in the area stalled the attempts of the young men in dousing the flames.
It is however unclear from the reports if the attention of the Ghana National Fire Service has been drawn to the raging flames.
See more pictures of the flames below:
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