44 fire cases recorded on Christmas Day – GNFS

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The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has reported a sudden increase in fire cases during the Christmas season.

In a statement, the GNFS revealed that 44 fires broke out on Christmas Day.

However, no casualties were reported in any of the cases.

“The Service recorded a total of 44 fire outbreaks on Christmas Day. Out of the total fires recorded, 19 were domestic, nine commercial, eight bushfires, five vehicular, two electrical installation fires and I crown fire involving a coconut tree. The out-on-arrival fire cases recorded were nine,” the statement read in part.

GNFS Press Statement

The Service responded to three road crashes with two fatalities, according to the statement. The Accra Region recorded two of the total incidents, with the Central Region recording one.

Tema had the most fires, with 11, followed by the Ashanti Region, which had six, the Greater Accra Region, which had five, and the Upper East Region, which had one.

As a result, the Outfit has warned the public to follow basic fire safety practices throughout the dry season in order to reduce the number of fire outbreaks.

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