Scores displaced after fire razed down houses in Ketu North

Over 130 people at Ative Kofeyia in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region have been displaced after fire destroyed their thatch houses.

Officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation,NADMO, say 34 thatch houses were razed down by the inferno.

Joy News’ Kwame Asare reports that the fire started about 1pm Wednesday when some people set fire to a nearby bush in search of game.

However, “the fire started to spread because of the wind towards the thatch houses and burnt everything,” Asare said.

According to the Deputy District NADMO Coordinator, Sylvanus Ati Kesseh said the fire burnt down some 15 electricity poles and 34 thatch houses. No property belonging to the residents was recovered, he indicated.

He said the swift response of fire service personnel from the Akatsi and Dzodze Fire Posts prevented the fire from destroying some more houses.

He added that “a damage assessment has been done currently and a report has been sent to the regional office for assistance.”

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