Shocking Fire Outbreak at Kumasi Kejetia Market: Watch Live Updates and Eyewitness

A devastating fire outbreak occurred at the bustling Kumasi Kejetia Market today, and it has left the local community in disarray. As the intensity of the situation continues to unfold, we are here to provide you with live updates, eyewitness accounts, and valuable insights to keep you informed on this tragic event.

The Kumasi Kejetia Market is one of the largest open-air markets in West Africa, and the news of the fire outbreak has sent shockwaves across the region. The market, which is home to thousands of small businesses and traders, has been severely impacted by the incident, and many people have lost their livelihoods.

Live Updates from the Scene

As of the time of writing this article, the fire outbreak is still ongoing, and firefighters are doing their best to contain the blaze. Eyewitnesses reported that the fire started in the early hours of the morning and quickly spread to other parts of the market.

Many traders and shoppers were caught off guard by the fire outbreak and were unable to salvage their goods. The market has been closed, and security personnel have been deployed to the area to prevent looting and other criminal activities.


We spoke to some eyewitnesses at the scene, and they shared their harrowing experiences. One trader, who gave her name as Akua, said she had been selling at the market for over 20 years and had never witnessed anything like this before.

“I was asleep in my shop when I heard people shouting and screaming. I came out to see what was happening, and I saw flames and smoke everywhere. I tried to salvage some of my goods, but it was too late. I lost everything,” she said.

Another eyewitness, Kwame, said he was at the market to buy some items when the fire outbreak occurred. “I saw people running in different directions, and I knew something was wrong. I tried to help some of the traders to carry their goods, but the fire was too intense. It was a terrible sight,” he said.

Impact on the Market and its People

The Kumasi Kejetia Market is a vital economic hub in the region, and the fire outbreak has had significant consequences for businesses and the people directly affected by this tragedy. Many traders have lost their source of income, and some are still unaccounted for.

The local authorities have promised to provide support and assistance to those affected by the fire outbreak. However, it is unclear how long it will take for the market to recover from this tragedy.

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The fire outbreak at the Kumasi Kejetia Market is a tragic event that has left the local community in shock. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this incident. We will continue to provide live updates and valuable insights to keep you informed during this difficult time. Stay tuned for more information.

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