The fire outbreak which started around 6:30 am on Wednesday July 7th, 2021 burnt completely the six bedroom semi detached apartment, house number TE 349B situated off the New Tafo Cocoa Research Institute road to Nobi.
It took the Abuakwa North Fire Service and the Ghana Police Service, over two hours to bring the situation under control.
Over thousands of Ghana Cedis worth of items got destroyed.
According to an eyewitness, the fire started when the occupants of the house had left for work.
The attention of the Tafo Police led by Chief Inspector Obeng were drawn immediately by some workers of the Cocoa Research Institute who saw smoke gushing out of the apartment after which the police called Fire Service stationed at Bunso.
As at the time of filling this report, the house owner, Mrs Rebecca Apenteng, 55 years widow and a trader was not at the scene.
SO1 John Nyarko, who lead the Bunso Fire Service to the scene explained to Nopras Fm Journalists, Syx Baako, that, they were informed around 7:56 am but on reaching the the fire scene 8:20am the whole house was in flames. He admonished the public to call the fire service on time whenever there is crisis.
Preliminary investigations gathered by the fire team has it that, the fire started after the electricity power which was off came in.
He added that, more investigations are ongoing to unveil the actual cause of the outbreak.
Chief Inspector Obeng, New Tafo Police Station Officer, advised all to put off and unplug their electrical gadgets when leaving their homes to avoid power surges which lead to fire outbreaks.
Source: rocksongunited.com/ Kwasi Asare