Fire fighters at the scene

Report reaching indicates that a tanker yard at Kpone, near Tema in the Greater Accra of the Republic of Ghana, has been gutted by fire.

According to an eyewitness who confirmed the incident to a couple of the tankers in the yard had been burnt.

Officially, it is not yet clear what sparked the fire though it is alleged that the fire occurred as a result of fuel discharge.

The eyewitness account indicated that fire personnel who were called to the scene are trying to bring the fire under control.

Fire fighters at the scene

The Tema Deputy Regional Fire Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) Divisional Officer Grade I Timothy Affum told in a telephone conversation that his outfit received a call at 6:15pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 that there had been a fire outbreak at a tanker yard at Kpone Kokompe and they proceeded immediately to the scene.

According to him, his outfit deployed about four fire tenders to the scene and are currently trying to bring the fire under control.



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