Vienna City, a popular night club and entertainment centre located at Circle, Accra was consumed by fire around 7:00 pm, Thursday.

The cause of the fire that destroyed properties running into thousands of cedis is not yet known. Vienna City is just opposite the Goil filling station which was reduced to ashes on June 3, 2015, the night of flood and fire disaster which claimed some 150 lives.

Fire officers went to the location with about six fire tenders and desperately tried to douse the flames.

Residents, some of whom still remember the gory impact of the June 3 disaster gave a helping hand to fire officials to ensure the fire does not degenerate.

Fire officials ordered a fuel tanker parked at a Shell filling station located inches away from the burning entertaiment centre to be moved away over fears the fire may spread to the tanker and escalate the situation.

However, Station Manager at the Shell filling station later explained  that the tanker had already completed offloading the fuel hours before the fire but the tanker was just parked at the station to be moved tomorrow, Friday.

The workers of Vienna City, according to the station also tried to have access to the Casino which is the heart of the Vienna City to salvage what may be left of the disaster.

The owner of the Casino told fire men he had lots of money in the facility and is hoped the firemen will prevent the fire from moving in that direction at the time.

Casualty?

A fire officer was caught up in the blaze and was been rushed to the hospital. There was a spark of fire around the Casino area which the fire man was engulfed in.

Some workers suspect the fire may have been caused by one of the airconditioners.

Power was put out in the area as a strategy to fight the fire. The police mounted a blockade preventing people from going close to the fire area.

A number of ambulances were also sent to the location to take care of casualties that may occur.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Fire Service Timothy Osafo -Affum later confirmed that the fire has been completely put out. He blamed some combustible materials within the premises of the Vienna City for the quick spread of the fire.

He said his outfit will soon provide a report on the incident with details on what caused the fire.

 

 

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