The Head of Public Affairs at the Ghana National Fire Service, Mr. Ebo Bonney, has said the fire outbreak at the Takoradi market is the biggest case they have dealt with in a very long time.
The fire, which started in the early hours of Monday, April 4, has so far destroyed properties worth millions of Ghana Cedis.
Officials from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) fought the fire with the support of personnel from Navy and Takoradi Port who also brought in tenders and water tankers.
The main challenge that confronted the firemen is the inability of the tenders to get access into the market while getting water from hydrants in the metropolis has been a problem.
Speaking on teh Sunsie shpw on 3FM Monday Aoril 4, Mr Bonney said This is the biggest fire outbreak we have had in a very long time.”
“We mobilized fire tankers to be able to douse the fire. In all, we had eight fire tenders to control the fire. So far eighty-seven shops have been burnt,” he added.