Kumasi: Fire guts two shops at Sokoban Wood Village


Properties worth millions of cedis have been destroyed following a fire outbreak that razed down two furniture shops at the Sokoban Wood Village in Kumasi.

Witnesses say the inferno started around 1 am Thursday prompting an emergency response. Fire engines have been deployed to battle the blaze.

The incident has forced workers of Francom Company Ltd., to suspend operations.

“I got a distress call and so I called the fire service’s call centre to report. When we arrived at the scene around 2 a.m., the fire was well alight. All our equipment has been destroyed. We could not pick a pin”, one of the workers narrated.

Firefighters prevented the inferno from spreading to other structures. Kumasi Metro Fire Commander DO2 Thomas Asiedu who provided additional information about the incident declared that the fire was under control.

“So fire engines from BOST and the regional command came to assist us… Some 80 per cent of the materials have been destroyed at Francom… We have been able to save other structures from excessive damage”, the fire officer said.

“We are in a dry season and so we must put our properties into safe places. Our actions and inactions can cause fires. I will advise that companies of such nature should seek advice from the fire service when they are putting up their businesses”, he added.

It is still not clear what caused the inferno.


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