Kumasi: 2-month-old baby, another die in fire at Buokrom Estate

Two children, a 12-year-old girl, and a two-month-old baby have been confirmed dead after a dawn fire swept through a residential apartment at Buokrom Estate in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

Three others who sustained various injuries have also been hospitalized.

The fire started at about 2:50 am on Friday, December 24, 2021, and the occupants were trapped in the building while the fire spread.

A neighbor, Abena Konadu Nimako, who witnessed the incident, narrated it to Citi News.

“I heard someone screaming and calling for help, but we thought it was a robbery attack. I called my mother and our neighbors started coming around and tried to open one of the windows but because of the items there they couldn’t get access, but one of the women was able to pass through the fire to come out.”

Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, DO3 Peter Addai says they have commenced investigations into the incident.

“Around 2;55am this dawn, we had a distress call that there was a fire at Buokrom Estate we responded swiftly and extinguished the fire after we saw that two people have been burnt by the fire, a 12-year-old girl and a two-month-old baby and also some few people sustained varying degrees of injury and have been sent to the Konfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.”

Earlier this month, a three-year-old girl was also confirmed dead after fire gutted a compound house at Tikrom in the Ejisu Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

According to officers from the Ghana National Fire Service, their timely intervention prevented the fire from spreading to other houses.

They were, however, not able to save the little girl who was trapped in the building.

Ashanti Region: Fire guts Compound House, destroys 21 rooms and kɨlls 3-year-old (VIDEO)

Fire has gutted a compound house at Tikrom electoral area near Ejisu in the Ashanti Region

The fire outbreak which happened around 1am has destroyed 21 rooms in the compound house.

Unfortunately there was one casualty as the fire took the life of a 3-year-old kid.

Assembly woman of the Tikrom electoral area, Stella Oduro who spoke to Angel Fm said she had a call that a house in the area is on fire.

She got there around 2am to see fire service personnel trying to salvage the situation.

According to the Assembly woman all occupants of the house moved out only to realize the 3-year-old kid wasn’t out with them.

Unfortunately, the fire service personnel didn’t know the exact room the kid was.

Ashanti Region: Fire guts Compound House, destroys 21 rooms and kɨlls 3-year-old (VIDEO)

Fire has gutted a compound house at Tikrom electoral area near Ejisu in the Ashanti Region

The fire outbreak which happened around 1am has destroyed 21 rooms in the compound house.

Unfortunately there was one casualty as the fire took the life of a 3-year-old kid.

Assembly woman of the Tikrom electoral area, Stella Oduro who spoke to Angel Fm said she had a call that a house in the area is on fire.

She got there around 2am to see fire service personnel trying to salvage the situation.

According to the Assembly woman all occupants of the house moved out only to realize the 3-year-old kid wasn’t out with them.

Unfortunately, the fire service personnel didn’t know the exact room the kid was.