Parts Of Makola Shopping Mall Destroyed By Fire
There has has been another fire outbreak at the Makola market in the Accra month after a similar incident was recorded in the central business district and the latest inferno gutted some parts of the inner perimeter of the new Makola shopping mall. The building too is made of shops occupied by traders who deal in hair, cosmetic
products, clothes, shoes among others. Eyewitnesses say the fire began at about 7 am on Sunday, August 15, 2021. The cause of the fire is not immediately known, as fire officials are yet to brief the media on what might have led to the destruction. Some fire engines have also already been dispatched to the scene and to douse the
flames. This morning, we were going about our normal security patrol here when a colleague told me he was seeing smoke from the roof of the shopping mall. So I told the security personnel at the mall to check it and I personally tried calling the number of the Fire Service several times, but it was not going through. So we tried putting the fire off ourselves. 30 minutes later, the fire
officers came in to control the fire. Accessing the exact spot of the fire has been difficult, but everything in there has been burnt. The flames have been controlled now, but there is a lot of smoke in the area, an eyewitness said. On July 5, 2021 fire gutted a three story building at Makola. It also took days for personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service to bring the fire under control due to the lack of water hydrants in the area.