Fire has gutted the Akim Oda central market in the Birim Central municipality in the Eastern Region.
Speaking to Kwame Koranteng on Anɔpa Dawuro on Republic Fm, an eye witness reported that the incident occurred at exactly 08:00 hours GMT.
Traders, spectators looked helplessly at the increasing fire bizarre whiles the fire continue to find it way through the many stores within the market.
According to the eye witness, a series of calls were to made to the Oda fire service, upon reaching the fire fighters tried their best to douse the inferno.
He also noted that the market was initially gated and locked, making it difficult for the fire fighters to push through to the premises of the market yard.
Meanwhile, the duty officer for the Ofoase-Ayirebi fire station, Mr Nicholas Dogbefu reiterated that, the service is yet to ascertain the root cause of the fire.