A fire outbreak in the Sehwi Akaasu suburb of Bekwai, located in the Bibiani Anhweaso Bekwai Municipality of the Western North Region, has ravaged a six-storey bedroom.
It took the bravery of a father to ensure there were no loss of lives.
According to the Nfatowohene of Sehwi Akaasu, Nana Yaw Boadi II, who doubles as Ankobeahene of Sehwi Bekwai Traditional Council, noted that a man stepped out his comfort zone to save his eight children.
Some other occupants managed to escape as well. Esi Mmrah, one of the affected residents, revealed that the fire consumed an undisclosed amount of money belonging to her cooperative organization.
She further lamented the loss of her personal belongings, including materials, mattresses, and various electrical appliances.
It was noted that the fire caused extensive damage primarily because the residents initially attempted to handle the situation themselves, inadvertently exacerbating the intensity of the blaze.
Meanwhile, the cause of the fire is still unknown.