Mid Year: 218 Fire Cases Recorded In Northern Region
In the first half of 2022, the Northern Region had 218 fire outbreaks, with a total estimated cost of GH 2,908.991 for property damage.
According to sources, the number was slightly higher than the 217 registered over the same time period in 2021.
The majority of the breakouts, according to ADOII Baba Hudu, the Northern Regional Spokesperson for the Ghana National Fire Service, were brought on by electrical failures that resulted from circuit overload, improper electrical installation, and other factors.
“When you look at the incidents or the fires that were recorded over the period, most of the causes of these fires were electrical faults,” he noted.
“However, he noted that the figure this year seems encouraging and has motivated the personnel to help reduce disasters in the region and the country as a whole,” he stressed.
“When you look at the last year 2021, the region recorded 217 incidents, and out of these incidents, comparing it to 2022, we recorded 218 incidents that are an increase of only one, which is a minimal or marginal increase of just 0.14 percent and this what gives us that motivation to let the general public be aware that we are making a progress but we still need to do more”, he said.
“The fires are preventable, the accidents are preventable if only we take our safety protocols into consideration,” he added.