Fire At Orca Decor Supermarket
5/5/2012 9:37:20 AM -
Fire officers from the Ghana National Fire Service being assisted by some volunteers to fight the fire. Fire Thursday swept through the second floor of Orca Decor, a supermarket on the Graphic Road in Accra, destroying a number of items in three offices.
The ground floor of the three-storey building was unaffected, even though the devastating fire reduced to ashes furniture, files, computers and electrical fittings on the second floor.
The fire, which was said to have started around 2 p.m., took personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service less than an hour to bring under control.
It is not immediately known what caused the fire, but there is speculation that it might have been caused by an electrical fault.
When the Daily Graphic got to the scene, Fire Service personnel were busy, together with employees of the company and some
volunteers, salvaging whatever they could from the fire.
A huge banner bearing the name of the company had to be ripped off to enable the fire personnel to gain access to the burning offices, as part of the building had been barricaded.
While some of the volunteers ripped the banner apart, others broke down the barricade to make way into the building.
While the fire officers and volunteers were busy at work, a thick crowd began to mass up at the entrance of the building but a team of armed policemen arrived on the scene to keep order.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic, a fire officer, Assistant Divisional Officer Eric Nortey, said the cause of the fire could only be established after investigations.
The incident resulted in heavy traffic on the Graphic Road which, even on normal days, carry heavy traffic.