GNFS reports around 3,500 fires in the first half of 2022.

According to the most recent statistics provided by the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), a total of 3,678 fires were reported during the first half of 2022, with an estimated cost of GHC30 million in property damage.

According to official GNFS records, 3,030 fires were reported during the same time period in 2021, with a corresponding estimated cost of GHC24 million in property damage.

The Ghana National Fire Service has urged the public to only purchase Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinders from authorized dealers and to avoid using refurbished ones as part of efforts to decrease fire breakouts throughout the nation, particularly at the residential level.

Desmond Ackah, a spokesman for the fire department, stated: “We have been documenting over the period some level of gas explosion fires and that actually prompted us to enhance our surveillance in that region.”

“Aside from endangering other people’s life, I think they themselves are unaware of the risks they put themselves in. Additionally, cylinders that do not adhere to safety and pressure norms are sold.

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