The Ghana National Fire Service has announced that it took them more than three hours to douse the fire that destroyed structures and properties at the makeshift market at Takoradi.
Public Relations Officer for the Service in the area Mr. Ebo Bonney said they received a call at 2:18 am Monday dawn of a fire outbreak and arrived at the scene at 2:22 am.
However, accessing the market was a challenge for the fire personnel who arrived at the scene to douse the fire.
He revealed they had no choice but to connect several hoses before they were able to bring the fire under control.
“We could not have access to the market and so we had to connect several hoses before we were able to bring the fire under control. We received a call at 2:18 am and arrived at the scene at 2:22 am. We managed to bring the fire under control by 5:35 am,” he revealed.
He was speaking to Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.
Mr. Bonney went on to state that the fire destroyed several structures and properties worth millions of Ghana cedis.
He added that the windy nature of the weather spread the fire faster and the items sold at the market increased the rate at which the fire spread.
Items sold at the market were Yam, groundnuts, Beans, Textile, Food Spices, Cooked foods among others.