A Ghana Fire Service car that was supposed to provide services has reportedly been immovable over lack of fuel until a local resident by the name Eric Kwamina Asare Royce immediately helped out.
According to further reports, the incident happened on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Kwahu Nkawtia in the Eastern Region.
Eric said that the fire broke close to his house in a 5-bedroom house around 10 am in the morning.
According to Eric, the magnitude of the fire compelled them to call on the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) personnel.
After they placed the call, they had no response from the fire service at Kwahu Mpreaso.
Eric narrates that there was no response after about 25 minutes. The residents could not come to terms with the delay as the distance from Mpraeso (the fire service station) to Kwahu Nkwatia (the fire scene) is a 3-minute drive.
This development caused Eric to chatter a taxi to the station only to learn that the vehicle that was supposed to be used was immobile because of a lack of fuel.
Narrating how things unfolded at the station, Eric affirmed that several calls to the personnel’s various DFO’s failed. One DFO at Nkawkaw reportedly told the firemen to leave the car there and return to the office because he has no money for fuel.
Eric Kwamina had to deep hands in his pocket to buy fuel worth GHC100 before the Ghana National Fire Service personnel were able to quench a fire that erupted in the 5-bedroom house.
Due to the fuel shortage, about 55 minutes were wasted, leaving the 5 bedrooms to burn to ashes at the fire scene before the crew finally arrived to quench the fire.