The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has revealed that a total of 624 fire incidents were recorded in December 2022 as compared to 567 in the same period of 2021, representing an increase of 10.1%.
A statement issued by the service on New Year’s Day said “also 210 and 153 out-on-arrival cases were recorded respectively for December 2022 and December 2021, representing an increase of 37.3%.”
No casualties were recorded in all these fires.
“However, 12 road traffic collision incidents responded to resulted in 34 injuries and two deaths in the last seven days of December 2022,” the statement added.
The Ghana National Fire Service noted that the increase in fires, especially within the last week of December was due to the “careless use of electricity and electrical appliances, indiscriminate burning of rubbish, unattended cooking” among many others.
Below is the full statement: