About 80 shops at the Kumasi Central market in the Ashanti region were razed down by fire Friday dawn.
Personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service managed to bring the blaze under control, but the cause of the fire which started around 3:00am is unknown.
Most of the affected shops deal in rubber products at the 31st December section of the market.
Fire outbreak at the market has been recurring for years but the public has been kept in the dark in terms of the causes of the fires.
However a fire personnel who was at scene at the central market, though would not tell the media the outcomes of the previous investigations, hinted that most of them are due to overloaded power coupled with poor ventilation.
A woman who deals in chemicals for cosmetic products told Onua FM she was called at dawn and rushed to the place to see her two shops completely burnt out.
Source: tv3network.com | Ghana