Ejisu: Fuel tanker explodes and causes havoc (Photos)


But for the swift response of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), a different story would have been told when a fuel tanker caught fire and exploded in the late hours of Tuesday at Ejisu in the Ashanti region.
The fire service responded swiftly to the distress call and managed to contain and put out the inferno within two hours.

The fuel tanker, which was travelling towards Kumasi caught fire and exploded, sending the whole area into a blazing fire


The inferno, however, left in its wake, six burnt cars, one metal container completely burnt and a partially burnt house.

The six cars included the fuel tanker, three salon cars, one KIA truck and a trailer

No casualty was recorded

The Ashanti Regional Fire Commander, Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO), Mr Semekor Fiadzo, said the service received a distress call at around 10:58pm on Tuesday and quickly dispatched a team to the scene.

He said due to the intensity of the fire, the first team had to call for reinforcement and “it took four fire tenders and two hours to completely put the fire under control and save the situation.”

Mr Fiadzo said the service had to devote one tender to a house close by where the incident took place just to cool off the building as the fire was extending to the building and was consuming the roofing.

According to him, but for the timely intervention of the service, the fire could have spread to the houses along the road and caused more havoc.

Cause of fire

He said the service was yet to establish the cause of fire and was still investigating it.

He, however, suspected that it could be due to electrical fault but was not conclusive on it.

He said the driver of the tanker was yet to be traced to help the service in its investigations.



Source: graphic.com.gh