A warehouse and other properties close to the central business district in Takoradi, have been razed down by fire.
According to eyewitness account, the cause of the fire, which started around 1am, is yet to be established.
The warehouse which is close to the market circle branch of the UBA Bank belongs to a popular supermarket in Takoradi.
A Radio station and other shops operating in the area have all been affected by the ravaging fire.
The fire comes just a day after the confirmation and swearing-in of the new Chief Executive for Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, Abdul Mumin Issah.
As at 2 am, personnel from the Fire Service were still struggling to put off the fire amidst distractions from some residents.