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175 fire outbreaks recorded in Northern Region in first four months of 2024 – GNFS

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The Northern Region of Ghana has experienced a significant increase in fire outbreaks in the first four months of 2024 compared to the same period last year.

According to the Regional Fire Commander, ACFO I James Ankrah, there have been 175 recorded fire incidents from January 1st to April 30th, 2024, compared to 123 fires during the same period in 2023.

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The announcement was made during the commemoration of the 2024 International Fire Fighters Day in Tamale.

ACFO Ankrah highlighted the efforts of the Regional Fire Service in fire education and enforcement but noted that certain circumstances were contributing to the rise in fire incidents.

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He emphasized the need for collective effort to prevent fires and protect lives and property.

The event also served as a platform to honor fallen firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.

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