The Ashanti Region recorded a total of 339 fire outbreaks in the month of January alone. Regional Fire Officer, Semekor Fiadzo, told the Ghana News Agency.
Ashanti region records 339 in January
Bush fires topped the number of fire incidents with as many as 165 outbreaks.
He said several properties were also destroyed. Fiadzo revealed that bush fires topped the number of fire incidents with as many as 165 outbreaks. 73 of the cases were domestic fires . The rest involved commercial and industrial vehicles.
Fiadzo says every effort is being made to bring the figures down for the subsequent months. He says the fire service has intensified safety education. They have also started vising schools churches and mosques and homes to educate people to do the rights things to prevent fire outbreaks.
He indicated the unit's resolve to enforce laws on fire prevention by prosecuting anybody who fails to obtain fire certificate before constructing a public building.
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