About fifteen shops got destroyed in Kumasi as fire gutted the ‘1910’ building, a shopping edifice within the Central Business District of Adum late last night.
The facility housed boutiques, pharmacies and businesses including offices of Antrak Air.
The cause of fire is not immediately known, but eyewitnesses say they saw smoke billowing out through two small windows.
Luv Fm’s Erastus Asare Donkor reported that shop owners wailed agonizingly as they watched their properties, running into thousands of Ghana cedis, raze to the ground.
“What do you expect me to feel…how do you expect me to feel?”, an official of Antrak Air quizzed.
She said everything belonging to the Kumasi branch of the air transport company has been lost.
“You stand somewhere and watch your own office being burnt down to the ground, how will you feel?
“…The office of Antrak Ghana Limited-Kumasi branch, everything pertaining with the office, the Kumasi branch is in there and you can see for yourself”.
According to Erastus, residents who were sleeping in the building at the time of the fire escaped unhurt.
Meanwhile he said firefighters had difficulties controlling the blaze due to the lack of water hydrants within the vicinity.