44 Fire Outbreaks were Recorded On Christmas Day
The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) says a total of 44 fire outbreaks were recorded across the country in just a day.
These were recorded in the Greater Accra Region, Ashanti Region and Upper East Region.
In a press statement, it cautioned Ghanaians to be wary of fire, especially during this dry season.
It reported that out of the 44 fire outbreaks on December 25, 19 were domestic, nine commercial, eight bushfires, five vehicular, two electrical stations and one involving a coconut tree.
In all, 9 out-on-arrival fire cases were recorded, it said.
“The Tema region recorded the highest of 11 fires, followed by the Ashanti region with 6 fires and Accra with 5 fires. Upper East recorded the least fire of one”.
Although no casualty was recorded in any of the fire outbreaks on Christmas, the service says, it finds the spike despite the mass media sensitization worrying.
“The Service, therefore, calls on the general public to play its role in fire prevention by prioritising their own safety through adherence to basic fire measures being churned out by the Service throughout the country and make basic attitudinal change toward fire management to reduce fire during this festive season and beyond”.
A few months before the Christmas festivities, personnel from the Manhyia Fire Station embarked on interpersonal fire sensitisation.
Days before the Yuletide season, some personnel were stationed along roads in Ash-town with placards educating the public about fire outbreaks.
It is reported these was replicated across the country.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini