Fire Destroys Prison Officer’s Flat At Roman Ridge
An intervention response team from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) on Monday afternoon stopped a fire outbreak from causing extensive damage to property in a three-story officers’ bungalow of the Ghana Prisons Training School at Roman Ridge in Accra.
The fire start around 2:30 pm and damaged all the items in a female officers’ room on the third floor.
The cause of the fire is yet to be investigated but there is information that indicates that it started in the bedroom and extended to the other rooms.
It took about an hour for personnel from the Fire Service to bring the fire under control.
The victim, Deputy Superintendent of Prisons, Faustina Boadu, who at the time was sleeping said she ask for permission from the office to absent herself from work because she was not well.
She explained that she felt dull after taking medication and slept in the living room.
“I was sleeping in the living room when suddenly I woke up and I couldn’t breathe” DSP Boadu stated.
She realized that smoke was coming from the bedroom and went to open the door to check it out.
She said, it was filled with smoke and she could hardly see anything ahead of her and so went outside and screamed for help.
“That is when my neighbors called the fire service. I don’t know how the fire started as I did not leave any electrical equipment in the bedroom, on,” DSP Boadu said.
A resident, DSP Ali Musa Plato, also on the third floor told Graphic Online that he was in his kitchen when he heard the call for help.
DSP Plato added that with the help of other officers they tried to put out the flames with fire extinguishers but were unable to control the fire.
“We realized we could not bring it under control so we called the fire service to intervene,” he said.