Electrical fault caused Odawna fire – GNFS


Preliminary findings from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) have cited faulty electrical wiring as the cause of the fire outbreak at the Odawna Market (Pedestrian Shopping Mall) at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

Last week’s devastating fire razed 450 stalls and destroyed goods in the millions of cedis.

According to the GNFS, further investigations will be carried out with other agencies into the incident.

However, the market has been opened to the public after it was temporally closed down, but some of the areas that got ravaged by the fire have been cordoned off for safety reasons.

In an interview with Dinpa 91.3 news, the PRO of the Ghana National Fire Service, Robinson Opoku, said: “We did an assessment with other stakeholders, NADMO, the police and the metropolitan authorities and we observed that 111 containers, both wooden and metal, had been destroyed totally. We also observed that 40 containers were partially burnt…

“Preliminary investigations prove that the cause of the fire is electrical, even though it is not confirmed. We are still doing further investigations to confirm that”.


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