Four persons have been injured in Sunday’s raging fire that is ripping through offices of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) Head Office Annex at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle area.
The injured persons are all personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service. An official of the Ghana Red Cross said three of the injuries are minor but one person is severely injured and has been transferred to the hospital.
The fire started at the top floor offices the GRA Head Office Annex but has been spreading fast.
Eyewitnesses say thick black smoke began to fill the clear Sunday sky around 9:00 am before the raging flames became visible.
Firefighters are battling the raging inferno but with little success. The cause of the fire is not yet known
The fire hit the Archives Department of the GRA which has a lot combustible materials, Joy News has learnt.
The street in front of the multipurpose edifice has been blocked as a crowd of onlookers thickens. The Ghana Red Cross is advising onlookers to stay clear of the burning building to prevent injuries from breaking glasses
Newly appointed Board Chairman of the GRA, Prof Stephen Adei, has been to the scene but has declined to speak to the media.
The fire has already ripped off portions of the roofs of the offices it hit. Glass windows have also been shattered.
Six fire tenders and a turntable ladder are currently being used by the personnel to douse the flames, Joy News’ Maxwell Agbagba reports.
Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, Ellis Robinson Oko, told Maxwell that firefighters have the situation under control.
Meanwhile, the fire is spreading fast although fire personnel are fighting it with their turntable ladder.