Ghana Fire Service Uses Buckets
Six container shops at the Oda Market in the Birim Central Municipal Assembly, were engulfed in flames, destroying property estimated at GH¢60,000. Personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) used buckets and other small containers to fight the inferno, due to lack of fire tenders, causing amusement among onlookers. The Birim Wood Complex Limited provided water tankers to the GNFS before the fire was brought under control. Assistant Divisional Fire Officer Ransford Ababio, in charge of the municipality told the Ghana News Agency that the fire at the market followed another disaster at the Finance Block of the assembly at about 0500 hours on January 13, when the building went up in flames destroying a number of items. He said the cause of disasters were under investigations. Mr Isaac Kwasi Boadu, owner of an agro-chemical shop that was affected by the fire said he had lost all his goods.