Fire guts police barracks

Policemen  at the   fire outbreak  scene.

Policemen at the fire outbreak scene.

Fire yesterday gutted the Block H of the police barracks near the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority close to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra rendering some personnel homeless.

The inferno which occurred at 8:30am destroyed about 10 rooms including its wooden attachments.

There was no casualty

Various items, including house hold appliances, personal clothing, and various sums of money were destroyed in the fire.

According to some residents, personnel occupying the apartments were not at home when the incident occurred.

A husband of a police officer who did not wanted to be named said the fire destroyed certificates, books and other valuable documents belonging to his family.

According to him, he left the house early yesterday morning to send his children to school only to return to discover that his room had been totally burnt to ashes.

“Nobody was able to enter his or her room to take anything as they watch their valuables burn into ashes”,he lamented.

The Deputy Public Relations Officer of Ghana National Fire Service Divisional Officer Grade III Prince Billy Anaglatey, said personnel were there in five minutes after the distress call and managed to quench the fire with two fire tenders.

He said when personnel got to the scene, 10 out of the 15 rooms on the block had already been gutted completely.

DOIII Anaglatey said the wooden structures that were attached to their buildings resulted in the spread of the fire to the other rooms.

He said investigations into the cause of fire was ongoing.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

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