The Assistant Chief Fire Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, Timothy Sarfo Affum says they have established that a SawDust Fire nearby contributed to the burning down of the Timber Market.
In an interaction with the media, Mr. Sarfo Afum advised traders not to hasten to go for their belongings when there is a fire outbreak.
He said instead, they should rather find quick means of reaching the Fire Service to help douse the fire.
About 50 structures and property at the Tema Timber Market was razed down when fire swept through the market.
The Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, Yohanne Ashietey Amarh, who also visited the fire scene, said the Assembly will in the interim offer support to some victims, to enable them to get back to business.
Meanwhile, some victims of a fire outbreak that occurred at the Tema Timber Market are appealing to government and other benevolent organizations to come to their aid, since they lost most of their belongings to the fire.
While appealing for support, some squatters within the market who lost their belongings are also appealing to the Tema Metropolitan Assembly not to eject them, since they have nowhere to go.
An Immediate Past Executive Member of the Tema Timber Market Association, John Ekow Barnes narrated to GBC News how the fire started and said it spread really wild within a short time.
Meanwhile, some scrap dealers have taken advantage of the situation to scavenge scraps from the scene while the fire was still smoldering.