EIGHT TRUCKS were burnt beyond repairs as a ferocious fire hit parts of Zone 8 of the Suame Magazine in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, last Saturday.
The incident occurred around 12:30 am when the artisans had closed from work.
Eyewitnesses could not state exactly what started the blaze, which was said to be spreading fast and consuming everything it came across.
Apart from the trucks, the fire also destroyed vehicle parts and the various wooden structures in which the parts were being stored.
People at the scene said they woke up only to see a disturbing spectacle of fire burning the trucks and the wooden structures.
The fear-stricken people tried to quench the blaze but their efforts proved futile because it was very intense and scary to approach.
The people then placed a distress call at the office of the Ghana National Fire Service and personnel rushed to the scene to ply their trade .
Even though the fire was said to be very fierce, the fire fighters reportedly managed to douse it before it could cause more havoc.
But before the firemen were able to bring the inferno under control, it had already consumed the eight trucks, the vehicle parts and the wooden structures.
When DAILY GUIDE visited the area Saturday morning, some of the affected people were seen openly contemplating their losses.
Some of them appealed passionately to the government to come to their aid.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi