Two persons were Monday injured in an inferno, which burnt fresh fish and property worth thousands of cedis in the Elmina Fish Market, leaving fishmongers and fishermen devastated.
One of the victims, whose injuries are severe, was rushed to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for treatment.
Mena Ekua, a fishmonger, who witnessed the incident told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the fire started when premix fuel being transferred into a canoe by some fishermen got in contact with fire in a coal pot.
Confirming the incident to the GNA in Cape Coast, DOIII Abdul Wasiu Hudu, the Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Ghana National Fire Service, said his office received a call at about 1207 hours on the incident.
DOIII Hudu said the victim whose injuries were not severe, told the team that they were transferring premix fuel into their canoe when it suddenly caught fire, engulfing the area within seconds.
He said the GNFS would commence an investigation into the cause of the incident tomorrow to identify the actual cause.
He urged the public to adhere to safety measures in their homes and workplaces.