After Monday’s fire outbreak at the Opera Shopping Center, a visit to the affected area on Tuesday morning by
The Chronicle, has revealed that most of the traders had no choice but to
resort to the use of generator sets.
According to reports, the inferno completed destroyed the electrical wiring system of the entire area, thereby resulting in total blackout within the enclave. The cacophonous cry of different generator sets welcomed The Chronicle when it visited the scene of the inferno to see how the traders were coping.
The fire outbreak started razed down the Opera Shopping Center, located in the Central Business District of Accra.
The fire, which was reported to have started around 4:00 pm, spread to other adjoining shops and took several hours to be brought under control.
Home appliances, bags, shoes and other household items were all reduced to ashes. The fire also damaged the server room of GT Bank.
The Opera Shopping Center houses GT Bank and Bank of Africa. A member of the Ghana National Fire Service Communication team, Alex King, narrated the difficulty in dousing the fire and also told the media that the cause of the fire is not yet known.
By Eric Owiredu and Jennifer Ambolley