The Tema-based beverage manufacturing company Multipac Ghana Ltd.’s warehouse was destroyed by fire.
At around 12 in the morning on April 8, 2023, the occurrence took place.
The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) estimates that it took the firefighters around four hours to put out the fire.
After receiving the distress call at 12:52 a.m., the Ghana National Fire Service Headquarters immediately dispatched the first fire engine from the Industry Area Fire Station, which was about two kilometers away, to the scene, according to Divisional Officer Grade 1 Joseph K. Forson, who was on the scene.
He said on arrival at the scene within six minutes the crew observed that one of the warehouses at the premises of the factory where raw materials were kept was on fire.
After a brief assessment of the situation, the crew deployed to tackle the fire adding that multiple fire pumps were called in to support.
DO1 Forson said a total of six pumps and one water tanker from the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority as well as ten private water tanker operators were called in to help extinguish the fire.
He said the fire was brought under control at 4:20 am and totally extinguished at 6:33 am.
DO I Forson said there were no casualties or injuries recorded adding that investigations were underway to determine the cause of the fire.