A fuel tanker yard belonging to Goodness Energy, one of the Oil Marketing Companies in Ghana was gutted by fire yesterday, burning about 15 tankers in the process and an office facility in the yard located in Kpone farm area.
The fire was believed to have started at about 8pm.
It is not yet clear what caused the inferno.
The situation drew scores of people living around the area to the scene to catch a glimpse of the unfortunate development.
When Oman FM’s Michael Creg Afful got to the scene at about 10pm, fire fighters from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) were tirelessly working to bring the fire under control.
About five fire tenders from the various fire stations were deployed to the area to fight the fire.
According to an eyewitness who spoke to Michael Creg Afful, he was returning from work when he heard of an explosion and traced the smoke to the scene.
He said when arrived at the scene, he saw thick smoke coming out from the tanker yard.
He said when the fire started, there were a couple of drivers around, explaining that some managed to quickly drive their tankers out of the yard.
He commended the personnel of the the Ghana National Fire Service for their efforts.
At the time Oman FM’s Michael Creg Afful was leaving the fire scene at about 1am, personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service were still battling the fire.
By:Michael Creg Afful