The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has said it recorded a total of 44 fire outbreaks on Christmas day.

The Service noted that for this reason, it has observed a sudden rise in fire cases during the Christmas festivities.

“The Service recorded a total of 44 fire outbreaks on Christmas Day. Out of the total fires recorded, 19 were domestic, nine commercial, eight bushfires, five vehicular, two electrical installation fires and I crown fire involving a coconut tree. The out-on-arrival fire cases recorded were nine,” a statement from the Service noted.

However, no fire incident casualty was recorded out of all the cases.

44 fire cases recorded on Christmas Day - GNFS

“Three road crashes with two casualties were responded to by the Service. Accra Region recorded two of the total with one incident recorded in the Central Region.”

It has, therefore, cautioned the public to abide by basic fire safety practices throughout the dry season to reduce the cases of fire outbreaks.

Out of the number recorded, Tema recorded the highest case with 11 cases followed by the Ashanti Region with six fire cases, Greater Accra Region recorded five fire cases and Upper East Region recorded the least of one fire.

Regardless of the sudden rise in fire outbreaks, management of the Service assured the general public of concerted efforts to timely respond to all fire and related emergencies, intensify nationwide public fire safety awareness and sensitisation campaigns, continue with enhanced visibility and patrols in public places to avert and reverse this increasing fire trend to save lives and properties.

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