Fire consumes parts of Mallam Atta market

Fire has consumed sections of the Mallam Atta Market in Accra ,reports suggest.

Eyewitnesses say the incident which occured on Wednesday leading to the loss of some properties.

Personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service are believed to have gone to scene to bring the inferno under control.

Fire outbreaks on the rise

Figures from the Ghana National Fire Service indicate that domestic fire outbreaks are on the rise in Ghana

Statistics of fire outbreaks in 2019 and 2020 projected that there were 1,822 and 1,910 fires from January to October in both years, respectively.

The domestic fire incidents from January to October, represented 39.63% and 35.67% of total fire outbreaks, respectively in both years.

This was followed by bush fires recording 608 in 2019 and 1,220 in 2020 in the same time periods.

There was an increase of fire outbreaks from January to October 2019 from 4,623 to 5,355 for the same period in 2020.

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