Fire Razes Through Administration Block Of Mampong College of Education

The Mampong College of Education in the Ashanti Region, suffered a fire on Monday when the entire Administration block of the school was razed down in a conflagration.

It took reinforcement from Ejura to douse the flames after the fire had had its way through the block.

According to reports, the lack of a fire hydrant in the area meant that people who wanted to fight the fire could not.

“All our documents have been completely burnt and this will affect teaching,” the Dean of Students, Douglas Koranteng, is quoted as saying.

According to eyewitness accounts, the fire started around 8 am, on Monday. But because the Fire station has no fire hydrant, it had to call for help from the Ejura Fire Station, giving the flames leeway to raze on.

“When we came the fire was on the first floor on the right-hand side, so we were able to salvage the whole place. So it is only ten offices that got burnt but the ground floor we were able to salvage it so nothing happened there,” Divisional Officer Grade Three, Sulemanu Aryee of the Mampong Fire Station, is quoted as saying.

“For now we are still on the investigation so at the appropriate time we will come out with the findings, Mr. Aryee added.

Incidentally, on Sunday, another fire razed through the leather and footwear section of the Kumasi Central market, destroying goods worth thousands of Ghana cedis.

More than 30 shops were razed down by the fire which licked away leather, bags, shoes, slippers, and sandals.

The cause of that fire is also not known.

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