Fire has torn through hundreds of shops at Odawna, a densely crowded market area in Accra, leaving traders to count their losses.
The fire began Wednesday dawn from a source that is still a subject of investigation.
Billows rose over the scene of destruction helped by a market made of mostly wooden structures and tin shacks.
When theghanareport.com got to the scene near the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange area at about 8:30am, several fire tenders were seen taming the impact of the fire.
Personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has a tough time gaining access to the poorly planned area.
Traders stood helpless, others wept, while others tried to salvage items in another fire outbreak that characterize life at Odawna.
A former chairman of Odwana market, Obrempong Ampomah, told theghanareport Aba Asamoah at least 3,500 shops have been affected in the fire.