Close to about 60 inmates of the New Life Orphanage in Nungua are putting up with residents in the community after fire razed their three bedroom home in Accra.
Items worth over thousands of cedis were lost to the fire late Wednesday Afternoon. It took the intervention of Fire Service Personnel to quel the blaze.
The fire started while the inmates were in school. Founder of the Orphanage Nii Afotey Botwe told Joy News’ Matilda Wemegah that they saw smoke billowed from the boys room where one of the beds close to the window was on fire.
“I run quickly to check when I realised that the fire was coming out. There was a lot of smoke and the extinguisher cannot do anything because there was a lot of smoke”.
Nii Afotey explained there was black-out in the neighborhood at the time of the incident and ruled out electrical fault as possible cause of the fire.
Laptops, clothes, books, clothing, furniture were lost in the raging fire.
Three Bibles were left unburnt.
Inmates are in desperate need of a place to lay their heads.
For more than 15 years the Orphanage takes in abandoned children handed over by the Social Welfare Department.