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Fire Service begins probe into CMB fire incident

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has initiated a comprehensive investigation to ascertain the origin of the fire that occurred on Sunday at the CMB Market in Accra.

This fire, which ignited at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, resulted in extensive damage to numerous houses and shops, leaving a considerable number of individuals in a state of distress.

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Upon receiving the alarm, GNFS firefighters promptly rushed to the location. However, by the time they arrived, the fire had already engulfed multiple shops.

ACFO I Timothy Osafo-Affum, the Director of Public Relations, confirmed in an interview with the Ghana News Agency that skilled investigators have been dispatched to the site to determine the precise cause of the fire.

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“The first investigation was done by the firefighters but now a team of professional investigators have been sent to assist in finding out the actual cause of the fire,” he stated.

During a visit by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to the CMB Market, scenes of distress and resilience unfolded. Victims were observed assessing their losses, some sifting through the debris in hopes of salvaging any remaining items.

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Additionally, individuals with somber expressions gathered in groups, sharing their experiences and discussing their plans for the future in the aftermath of the fire.

Former vice-presidential candidate Madam Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, who ran alongside Mr. John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), also visited the site on Monday to engage with the fire victims.

In the midst of this challenging situation, the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has taken steps to provide temporary accommodations for the victims of the fire.

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