Tuesday, June 1, 2010


A DEVASTATING fire said to have started during repeated power outages in Kumasi last Saturday has razed down the City Style Hotel at Asokwa.
The hotel, opened about a year ago and located close to Ashh FM on the Afful Nkwanta-Stadium road is one of the modern hotels in the metropolis.
Apart from a fridge and other few documents, everything in the 14-room facility was destroyed in the blaze.
Guests and workers were evacuated before the fire swept through the rooms in the two-storey building.
A combined team of fire fighters from Manhyia and Amakom that was called in to battle the blaze fought fruitlessly as the inferno devastated the building.
A visibly shocked owner of the hotel, Mr I.N. Amissah, told the Daily Graphic that the fire started in the evening when the area was experiencing series of power outages.
He said a staff of the hotel, detected smoke from a corner of the building and the fire service was immediately informed.
When fire personnel arrived, the fire had already engulfed the building causing massive destruction to property.
Fire personnel said they were yet to determine the cause of the fire, as investigations had not been concluded.
Mr Amissah however indicated that the hotel was insured and that he would be informing the insurance company in due course.

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