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General News of Thursday, 20 September 2001

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Fire guts Kejetia shops

A blazing hail of fire gutted the over 150 stores at Kejetia, the hub of commercial activity in the Kumasi Metropolis on Monday and Wednesday, this week.

In both fire outbreaks, it took the intervention of the Kumasi City Fire Service, to fight the fire from engulfing or spreading to other stores. The cost of items destroyed was not readily assessed.

Mr Kwame Afriyie, spokesman for the Kejetia Store Owners Association, attributed the cause of the fire to illegal electrical connections performed by workers of a private developer (name withheld).