General News Mon, 5 Jun 2017

Kingdom Books warehouse fire caused by electrical faults – GNFS

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Fire that engulfed the warehouse of Kingdom Books and Stationery Sunday dawn was caused by electrical faults, a preliminary investigation conducted by the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has revealed.

Deputy Regional Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service, Mr. Timothy Osafo-Affum in an interview with www.ghanaweb.com said even though the real cause of the fire is not yet known, he is sure faults in some of the electrical gadgets may be the cause of the fire.

“We have not been able to come up with a definite cause of the fire, however our preliminary investigation pin point towards electrical, and so electrical cannot be ruled out,” he explained.

Narrating the incident, Mr. Osafo-Affum said firefighters have done their best in preventing further damage to the properties of the KBS.

According to him four sheds at the KBS warehouse were destroyed together with office equipment such as furniture, and stationeries in the building.

It was earlier reported that the Kingdom Books and Stationery’s warehouse located at Free Zones Enclave around Prampram in the Greater Accra Region was on fire.

The fire reportedly started between 5:00 am and 6:00 am Sunday.

However, 24 hours after the incident, the fire has not been fully put off by officials of the GNFS.

The Warehouse Manager of Kingdom Books and Stationery Mr. Isaac Kofi Arkhust said the damage has caused the company a huge loss that is worth billions of Ghana Cedis.

Narrating the cause of the fire, Mr. Arkhust said he was informed by the head of security who went to put off the main switch that the warehouse has caught fire immediately the switch went off.

Despite the loss, Mr Arkhust says Kingdom Book and Stationery is still in operations and so the general public can still do business as usual.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com