Kasoa Old Market Square burnt to the ground by raging fire

Kasoa Old Market Square burnt to the ground by raging fire

Traders at the Kasoa Old Market square are counting their losses after a raging fire on the dawn of Sunday, 23 July destroyed shops and stores.

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According to media reports, more than 100 shops located in the market square were razed down completely by the razing fire.

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Speaking with local TV network, Joy TV, Michael Mensah, the MCE for Kasoa said only cement structures were left standing but bare after the fire died down.

Kasoa Old Market Square burnt to the ground by raging fire

Kasoa Old Market Square burnt to the ground by raging fire

He informed the TV network that the fire started with two shops at around 1:30AM and started spreading quickly to nearby structures.

The Kasoa area is full of several authorised buildings which reportedly hampered the quick response of the Ghana National Fire Service to douse the fire.

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However, residents of the area tried to douse the fire unsuccessfully before the GNFS personnel arrived around 2:30AM.

Kasoa Old Market Square burnt to the ground / Joy TV

Kasoa Old Market Square burnt to the ground / Joy TV

The firefighters had to break down some wooden structures so as to be able to reach the raging blazes.

Currently, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

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