The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) says it recorded a total of 624 fires in December 2022 nationwide as compared to 567 fires in December 2021.
According to the service, this represents an increase of 10.1% in the fires recorded in the month of December 2022 as against the same period in 2021. Also, 210 and 153 out-on-arrival cases were recorded respectively for December 2022 and December 2021 representing an increase of 37.3%.
The GNFS in a statement also revealed that in the month of November 2022, 375 fires were recorded.
The Service said it recorded 226 fires between Sunday, 25th and Saturday 31st, December 2022 which gives credence to a steep rise in fires from November 2022 to December 2022.
Ashanti Region recorded the highest of 36 fires, followed by Accra Region with 34 fires and Tema Region with 33 fires. North-East Region recorded the least of 3 fires.
There were no casualties during all the incidents, the GNFS added.
Below is the statement;