VIDEO: 400 shops, properties, destroyed after Odawna fire


Bad news hit Ghanaians especially traders of Odawna market near Kwame Nkrumah interchange as the market was gutted by fire destroying traders’ belongings, and monies.

The fire, according to eyewitnesses started at about 1am Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Ghana National Fire Service had been blamed for being unresponsive when they reported the incident to them at dawn. Which reports said could have saved other shops from catching the fire.

Though the cause of the fire outbreak is unknown, the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and other security agencies have been deployed to the scene to control and handle casualties.

There were about 400 shops burnt and a huge sum of money in that regard lost.

In an interview with the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, Ellis Robinson Okoe, “The fire was so intensive that we had to bring 8 of our appliances here to fight the fire. As I speak to you now, we have been able to bring it under control. We have metal containers inside with fire and they are locked so our men are breaking and at the same time fighting the fire”.

Refuting claims that the fire trucks that came to the scene were without water, the GNFS P.R.O said “The condition in which they are they will always blame fire service. As I speak to you, aside from our fire tenders, police, prisons, national security, air force, they all came with water tankers so I don’t know what they are talking about”.