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A fire outbreak at Madina-Riz Junction on Monday, May 15, 2023, claimed the life of one  28-year-old Rose Minta believed to be sick and bedridden.

The incident per information from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) occurred in the late morning of Monday. 

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Fire at Madina Riz Junction 3

It took over 2 hours for the firemen to completely douse the flame. The  rapid spread of the fierce fire was aided by the close proximity of other combustibles and wooden structures in the vicinity of the fire, the Fire Service said.

Three pumps from Legon, Adenta and Headquarters were mobilized to the fire scene to augment firefighting. 

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According to the GNFS, a total of 14 makeshift wooden structures used for both residential and commercial purposes and their contents have been destroyed.

Also, “a metal container and an Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) utility pole” were affected by the fire outbreak, a report from the Fire Service added.

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Fire at Madina Riz Junction 1

Due to the gallant firemen, a catastrophe was intercepted as further spread would have hit a gas filling station nearby, a mechanic shop, 10 wooden structures and adjoining buildings.

Fire at Madina Riz Junction 2

Preliminary investigation by the Fire Service reveals that gas cooking apparatus left unattended might have sparked the incident that has left a family bereaved, rendered individuals homeless and others without a means of earning income.

Meanwhile, the Ghana National Fire Service has extended its sympathy to the bereaved family and other victims of the unfortunate incident.

Source: The Independent Ghana


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