VIDEO: Moshie Zongo Youths beat Fire Service Personnel for coming to quench fire without water

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Scores on social media have expressed concern about the challenges faced by personnel of the Fire Service in dousing the fire outbreak that destroyed shops at the Makola Market in Accra on Monday.

The fire, which started Monday morning, ravaged portions of a three-story building and destroyed valuables running into millions of Ghana cedis. It took fire officers close to 7 hours before bringing the fire under control.

For many social media users, the delay in putting out the fire is worrying.

They were particularly not happy about a revelation by the AMA boss, Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah, that Fire Service personnel had to go as far as Circle, Kaneshie to fetch water, hence their late arrival at the scene.

Some social media users suggested the use of other alternatives such as helicopters to put out the fire.

Others commiserated with the victims describing Monday, July 5, as a sad day.