Fourteen fire outbreaks have been recorded so far in the New Juaben municipality of the Eastern Region, since January this year.
According to statistics, 11 bushfires have been recorded as well as three domestic fires causing damage to the local Presbyterian Church at Bonya, a suburb of Koforidua.
Speaking to Ghana News Agency, in an interview the Municipal Fire Officer, Deputy Fire Officer (DFO) Gyasi Boateng, cautioned the public against activities that could cause fire outbreak.
DFO Boateng indicated that because of the harmattan all combustible materials are dry and advised the public to be careful with fire-related materials and electrical gadgets.
He urged the citizenry to quench used fires and put off all electrical gadgets when not in use, adding that a small fire outbreak could become big leading to the destruction of properties.
DFO Boateng said investigation was ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire outbreaks.
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