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Fire ravages portions of Ho Market [Photos]

January 3, 2018 12:00 PM
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Fire ravages portions of Ho Market [Photos]

Items worth thousands of Cedis were destroyed early Wednesday morning at the Ho Market in the Volta Region, after stores were razed by fire.

The fire reportedly started at 5:00 am, and swept through three shops and three warehouses filled with cosmetic and rubber products.

The affected traders who are counting their losses, say they also lost money to the fire.

It is unclear what caused the fire, but eyewitnesses told Citi News they suspect it emanated from a nearby refuse dump site where the refuse were being burnt.

The Deputy Fire Officer, Mawusi Sarpong, who told Citi News her team rushed into to douse the fire, said investigators are on the ground gathering information to determine the cause of the fire.

“We spoke to a lady around who told us that the fire started from the dustbin nearby. But our fire investigators are on the ground to ascertain that and the way forward” she said.


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