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Eastern Region Records 98 Fire Cases In January – Regional Fire Officer

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The Eastern Region recorded ninety-eight (98) incidents in January 2023 as compared to one hundred and seventy-two (172) incidents during the same period in 2022.

This is a decrease of seventy-four (74) incidents representing a 43.02% decrease.

Out of the ninety-eight (98) incidents recorded, eighty-four (84) of them were “fire outbreaks” as compared to one hundred and fifty-four (154) fire outbreaks out of the one hundred and seventy-two (172) incidents in January 2022. This is a decrease of seventy (70) incidents representing a 45.45% decrease.

The reason for the decrease can be attributed to two factors, being better favourable weather conditions in relation to the outbreak of bushfires as compared to the same period last year as bushfires accounted for the larger chunk of incidents (110 out of 172), and an intensified anti-bushfire education campaign by the various stations.

The high figure recorded last year January was as a result of the astronomical increase in bushfires (110) resulting from the severe intensity of the harmattan weather during the first quarter.

In reference to vehicular accidents, January 2023 recorded 9 incidents as compared to 13 incidents during the same period last year.

This decrease can be attributed to the intensified road safety education embarked on by the various fire stations at bus and lorry stations, with transport company owners as well as with private individuals.

Well done to the Regional Fire Officer, ACFO I Jennifer Naa Yarley Quaye and all the Fire Safety Educators in the Region.

Source:Mybrytfmonline.com

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