Fire has gutted a three-storey building at Makola in the central business district of Accra.
The building is made of shops occupied by traders who deal in hair and cosmetic products.
The fire according to eyewitnesses begun at around 9 am on Monday, July 5, 2021, in one of the shops and started spreading to others.
“I went to buy some things at Makola this morning. In the process, I saw smoke coming from the second floor of the three-storey building. So the people around started calling the Fire Service. After about five minutes, the Fire Service personnel were still not around, but the fire was spreading, so people in the complex tried to gather their things from the shops before the fire could get to their shops. I eventually moved away because the fire was intensifying, and you could feel the heat from the fire, which was becoming dangerous for people around,” she said.
The Fire Service personnel are currently fighting to bring the fire under control.
This comes a few days after fire gutted parts of the CMB police station in Accra.
The fire, which started at about 12:00 pm on Friday, July 2, 2021, destroyed office spaces, washrooms, and other parts of the facility.
Cell inmates at the police station were subsequently transported to other police stations.