Properties, running into thousands of cedis have also been consumed.
The incident happened at about 9.30am this morning [Thursday] after an electric transformer exploded in the slum area close to the former Obra spot.
Officers from the Ghana National Fire Service are currently at the scene battling the inferno.
A resident in the area who only gave his name as Alidu told Citi News that the explosion occured after a welder was seen carrying out some works close to the transformer.
No casualty has been reported yet.