The Northern Region has recorded about 106 fire outbreaks in the first quarter of 2023.
It is estimated that these fires have caused damage to properties worth over GH₵898,385.
This is a decrease of 36.53% in fire outbreaks for the period under review as against 167 fire outbreaks with a cost of damage to properties at GH₵1,257760.2 for the same period in 2022 last year.
The cost of items salvaged from these fires amounted to GH₵18,946,131 for 2023 as against GH₵4,037,727 for the same period in 2022.
Which is a significant increase in the right direction. A 78.69% increase in items salvaged was recorded in 2023.
According to the data, on average one fire was recorded each day during the period
A statement issued by the Ghana Fire Service and signed by its Public Relations Officer Baba Hudu said domestic fires were the highest with 48 cases, 12 electrical bushfire cases 11 vehicular fires 10 commercial fires.
The rest were institutional- eight, industrial-one and other fires seven.