Fire guts Sakumono School Complex

Fire has gutted the Sakumono School complex in Tema West on Thursday morning, destroying the roof and some furniture.

The fire, which started at around 5:00 am, according to the school’s security man, Mr Samuel Dennis Tete, indicated that an electrical fault might have caused the fire outbreak.

He said with the assistance of the residents, he called the Ghana National Fire Service which came shortly after.

Some residents who corroborated his account told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that they began putting the fire out even before the firemen got to the scene to contain the raging flames.

As of 6:00 am when the GNA got to the scene, 10 firefighters with two fire tenders were already at the scene to contain the fire and salvage the school’s property.

Circuit Supervisor, Madam Habiba Kotomah who was at the scene, said: “the affected classroom which housed Complex One and Two kindergarten learners, was initially a shed but was later converted into classrooms.”

According to her, residents attempted to contain the fire with standby water from the school’s tanks but could not match the might of the flames with accompanying billows of thick black smoke.

Divisional Fire Officer Clement Adjei told the GNA that the cause of fire could not be immediately ascertained as preliminary investigations were being conducted.