Fire destroys homes in Kyiribaa Berekum

Three bedrooms, a kitchen, a store, and a bathroom were engulfed in flames in Kyiribaa, a suburb of Berekum in the Bono Region on Friday morning.

The fire, which started at dawn, left over 10 tenants homeless.

Nora Agyei Yamoah, who witnessed the incident said she was watching a movie on her phone around 5:am when the fire started.

She quickly informed her grandmother. She explained that the occupants of the other rooms had not returned home from a program they attended the previous night.

Nora said they rushed to the fire service for help, but unfortunately, three rooms, a kitchen, a store, and bathroom were already engulfed by the fire.

Some tenants reported losing everything in their rooms, including money, certificates, and other valuable items.

Some attributed the fire outbreak to rampant ‘dumsor’ (power outage) in the area and urged the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to make the needed change.

The Fire Service is still investigating to ascertain the cause of the fire.


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