Parts of Makola mall gutted by fire

Prats of the Makola market in Accra were gutted by fire on Sunday August 15.

The cause of the inferno is yet to be ascertained.

An eye witness told journalists that the fire started about 7:25 am on Sunday, August 15, 2021.

“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. 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”, the eyewitness said.