Six classrooms and an office of the St. Lisbert International School at Dadiese, a suburb of Abuakwa in the Atwima Nwabiagya South Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been completely destroyed by fire on Friday dawn.
Speaking to the media, some students at the school said the fire started around 5 am and all efforts by the students and their staff to douse it proved futile.
Due to this, the six classroom block and the office completely burnt before the arrival of the fire service.
“Earlier, our light went off so we thought the credit on our prepaid meter had finished so we did not pay attention to it until we later saw some flames coming out from the assistant housemaster’s room,” they emphasized.
Meanwhile, D.O. 3 James Akowuah, the Nkwawie Fire Commander said, his men rushed to the scene immediately after they received the call but unfortunately six (6) out of twenty-four (24) classrooms were burnt.
He, therefore, admonished management at the various institutions to at least get fire extinguishers in the various offices to help prevent any fire outbreak.
Although no casualties were recorded, the fire is also said to have destroyed properties worth thousands of cedis.
The Fire Service personnel have started investigations to unravel the cause of the fire.