Fire gutted over 200 illegal wooden structures Wednesday morning at Articulator Station near Avenor a suburb of Accra.

The fire started around 10:30am razing down the unauthorized structures sited near the Odawna drain at Avenor.

Whilst some occupants of surrounding structures desperately tried to save their properties, others broke water pipes and used the gushing water to douse the raging flames.

Some shop owners close to the scene evacuated their wares into shops they believed were safe.

Fire fighters had a difficult time accessing the scene to fight the fire.

Although the cause of the fire is not yet known, eyewitnesses blame it on some herdsmen and mechanics from whose premises it started.

Some residents who spoke to Myjoyonline.com accused the fire service of not responding promptly to distress call.

They said if the fire fighters had responded swiftly, the situation would have been saved.

But Prince Anaglate, Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Fire Service discounted the claims saying that his outfit responded immediately they received the report.

He blamed the lack of access roads for the late arrival of fire fighters.

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