Ghana records 243 fire outbreaks in ten days
London, Jan. 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)– The Ghana National Fire Service, GNFS, says it has recorded a record 243 fires since December 24, 2019, that’s within just ten days.
The service says the unprecedented number of fire outbreaks is not unconnected with the current dry season and cautioned the public on the use of fires, particularly with the onset of the harmattan season.
Speaking on the Pulse on Joy News, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service Ellis Robinson Okoe urged the public to ensure grown weeds are clear around their houses.
“We should avoid grown weeds around our houses around this time you realize that the weeds are dry, We need to clear all weeds in our houses. We shouldn’t park our cars near the weeds because when they are dry and the fire is coming from somewhere it can spread and gradually burn your car.”
Mr. Ellis Robinson Okoe further urged the public to be alert in their domestic activities.
“We don’t need to keep flammable liquids in the house like petrol, turpentine and the rest and then a lot of people use gas in the house but we observe that people don’t maintain their regulators. The moment is getting spoilt they put a stone on it, it is very dangerous