The lack of access to water in the central business district (CBD) of Accra was a major setback in battling Monday morning’s fire outbreak in a building at Makola in Accra.
Even though there are fire hydrants in the central business district, there was no water in them at the time of fighting the fire, according to the Mayor of Accra.
He said the fire tenders which were mobilised for the fire fighting had to trek longer distances to fetch water at places such as Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
There were seven fire tenders at the scene of the fire and within eight minutes, their tanks were emptied and they had to go and refill.
Since there was no water in the hydrants in the CBD, they had to go to longer distances to refill.
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