A six bedroom house has been razed down by fire at Sehwi Akaasu, a suburb of Bekwai in the Bibiani Anhweaso Bekwai Municipality of the Western North Region.
Occupants, including children, were unhurt after the inferno at the residential apartment.
Esi Mmrah, one of the affected residents, said that the fire had burnt an undisclosed amount of money from her cooperative organization.
She said the fire had destroyed her materials, mattresses, and other electrical appliances, indicating that the fire was able to cause huge damage because the residents in the apartment had tried to control the inferno by themselves, which eventually escalated.
Meanwhile, the cause of the inferno is still unknown.
The Nfatowohene of Sehwi Akaasu, Nana Yaw Boadi II, who doubles as Ankobeahene of Sehwi Bekwai Traditional Council, told the media how he had witnessed the scene.
The chief stressed that he had arrived at the scene at exactly 1:15 am and, by then, the father had rescued his eight children from the fire unhurt.
They placed a call to the Sehwi Wiawso Regional Fire Service, but their arrival couldn’t save anything in the house.
However, he appealed to the Bibiani Anhweaso Bekwai Municipal Chief Executive to come to the aid of the affected residents.