Fire guts shops at Tamale industrial area

Several shops at the Tamale industrial area have been destroyed by fire which started on Sunday.


It took over four hours for the fire service personnel to quench the fire with 6 fire tenders deployed to the area.


The fire is believed to have completely ruined some of the shops which contained electrical equipment, tyres, car batteries and barrels of oil running into several thousands of Ghana cedis.

There was heavy police presence to maintain security and prevent petty thiefs from looting left over goods from the shops and the areas.

An eye witness Idris Yusuf, speaking to the media said he heard explosions amidst thick smoke from some of the shops.

as to what caused the fire, officials of the Ghana fire service have yet not concluded but Idrs Yusuf suspects it is the consequence of an electrical fault.

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