The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) says a preliminary investigation into Sunday’s fire outbreak at a tank yard in Ashaiman might have been caused by fuel siphoning.
“Our preliminary investigation shows that it might be out of siphoning of fuel from one tanker to the other,” Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the GNFS, Mr Prince Billy
He added: “Because they had about two pumps and holes that they were using for siphoning [the fuel] underground.
“We believe strongly that out of the syphoning, that is how the fire might have started.”
Mr Anaglate also noted that they manage to douse the fire after five hours, adding that no casualties were recorded.
Contrary to other media report saying it was a fuel station, Mr Anaglaatey clarified that it is a tanker yard.
According to him, 15 tankers were salvaged and nine of the tankers parked at the yard totally burnt.
“We have been able to salvage about 15 tankers and we had nine of them totally burnt and three of them partially burnt,” he said.