Kumasi : Fire guts part of Calvary Church on Easter Monday

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh

Fire has gutted part of the Calvary Charismatic Center in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region on Easter Monday. According to Citi News, it took firefighters about three hours to deal with the situation.

The Easter Monday morning fire consumed a wooden structure near the second car park of the main church. The facility houses the church’s northern language branch in Kumasi. Two fire machines were deployed to douse the blaze.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established.

33 suspects rounded up for starting Asafo, central market fires in Kumasi

The police have arrested a total of 33 suspects said to have started the weekend's market fires at Asafo and the central market in Kumasi.

According to graphiconline, police sources in the area said some eyewitnesses claimed they saw some of the suspects throwing "fire bombs" into the Asafo market.

For three consecutive nights, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Asafo market and the Kumasi Central market were gutted by fire.

That of the Asafo Market happened on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday night following a similar incident at the Kumasi Central market on Friday night.

Property worth thousands of Ghana cedis were destroyed by the fires which all happened at night.

Fire Service personnel responded promptly and when Graphic Online visited the scene, they had placed three fire tenders at strategic positions and were trying to douse the fire.

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