Fire Guts 350 Shops At CMB, Goods And Properties Worth Thousands Of Cedis Destroyed (Video)

Fire Guts 350 Shops At CMB, Goods And Properties Worth Thousands Of Cedis Destroyed (Video)

  • Many shops at CMB near Kantamanto in the Greater Accra Region have been gutted by fire
  • The sad incident, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday, September 17, destroyed over 350 shops
  • The Ghana National Fire Service has commenced an investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire

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Several shops at CMB near Kantamanto in Accra have been razed down by fire.

A tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Twitter page of @gnfsofficial revealed the fire started in the early hours of Sunday, September 17.

Photo of several shops razed at CMB
Several shops were razed down as CMB Photo credit: @gnfsofficial/Twitter
Source: Twitter

The Ghana National Fire Service explained that although it had been able to douse the fire, 350 shops had been destroyed, with properties and goods running into thousands of cedis also lost.

"UPDATE ON THE CMB AREA FIRE. Fire finally extinguished. 350 wooden shops & contents used for both commercial and domestic purposes including ovens, etc destroyed by the fire. Other adjoining buildings including the quality control office of COCOBOD salvaged from the fire ruins."

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A video of the incident shows the moment the Ghana National Fire Service arrived at the scene and was trying to douse the fire.

This is the second major fire incident at the CMB market in recent years, the first one in 2020 destroyed over 200 shops.

No casualty recorded

The GNFS in an update on the CMB fire, has revealed that no lives were lost.

The service tweeted:

"No casualty recorded in this dawn’s fire involving multiple wooden structures. Investigation into the cause of the fierce fire continues. Plaudits to the adept Firefighters from Accra City, Circle, Ministries and HQ for a great job done"

Fire guts Kejetia market

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that in March this year, a massive fire destroyed parts of the Kumasi Kejetia market.

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The fire destroyed goods and properties estimated to run into millions of Ghana cedis.

According to reports, a section of the popular market known by locals as "Dubai" has been completely ravaged by the fire.

Officials from the Ghana National Service (GNFS) arrived at the scene to fight the fire, however, videos of the incident online show the fire had gotten out of control.

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Philip Boateng Kessie (Human-Interest editor) Philip Boateng Kessie is a Human Interest editor at YEN.com.gh. He has over six years of experience in journalism. He graduated from the University of Cape Coast in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. Philip previously served as a reporter for Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL). He also worked as a content writer for Scooper News. Email: philip.kessie@yen.com.gh.