About four shops at Siwdo Kokompe, the largest cluster of mechanic garages and shops in Cape Coast, were razed down by fire on Friday morning.
The fire which started around 0200 hours affected a break band repair shop, a car door lock and handles repair shop, spraying and paint shop and few other adjoining shops.
About three cars nearby, including a Hyundai Excel which had been brought for spraying were destroyed by the fire.
Personnel from Central Regional headquarters of Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly struggled to quench the fire.
The traumatised shop owners arrived at the scene and looked on helplessly, as the fire was raging on.
Though Mr Francis Kwei one of the GNFS personnel could not confirm the cause of the fire to Ghana News Agency, he did not write off the possibility that the break band shop could be the source of the disaster since it was the most affected.
He however said an investigation would be conducted to ascertain the actual cause.
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