The community of Asankragwa in the Amenfi West District of the Western Region is currently in a state of disbelief following a fire outbreak that has destroyed several property.

The outbreak happened on Tuesday evening, at one of the busiest markets in the area.

According to eyewitnesses, the fire started from an unknown source and spread through the entire market.

Four shops have been confirmed burnt. All property in the shops were also been burnt.

Fire destroys property at Asankragwa in Western Region

One of the affected shop owners, Robert Annor who is yet to come to terms with the disaster indicates that he stocked his shop with expensive liquors on Monday with huge sums of money.

Fire destroys property at Asankragwa in Western Region

He says none of the liquors were sold before the fire broke out.

Personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service were at the scene to quench the fire but could not do so because the water in their tender was not enough, residents say.

Fire destroys property at Asankragwa in Western Region

Residents who were at the scene tried to put out the fire but their effort yielded no positive results.

Some of the affected items could be seen lying on the floor with residents trying to salvage what they could.