Fire Officers at Agona Swedru in the Central Region say preliminary investigations indicate that an electrical fault caused Saturday’s fire at the Agona Swedru branch of the Melcom shopping centre.
Goods worth millions of Ghana Cedis were lost in the fire.
It took the combined effort of the Kasoa, Winneba and Swedru Fire stations to bring the fire which started at around 10pm on Saturday under control.
According to the Fire officers, investigations have commenced into the incident to establish the evidence of electrical fault.
In an interview with Citi News
, the Swedru Municipal Fire Divisional Officer Grade 1, Ebenezer Mensah stated that the Manager of the Shopping Center is scheduled to assist with the investigations.
“We are suspecting that there are some electrical gadgets that was left on in the room because when you watch the whole apartment, on one side, the wall, the beams and the pillars have cracked seriously and every item was burnt.”
He added that an interview he had with one of the workers revealed that the fire certificate for the shop had expired because “it’s supposed to last for 12 months then you just come to renew it and then we will go there again to inspect if all gadgets are still intact…so they also have some answers to give but for now I can’t give you the exact cause.”