The armoury at the Michel Camp Barracks, a base belonging to the Ghana Armed Forces in Tema was in the early hours of today consumed by fire.

The fire which was accompanied by loud explosions sent shock waves among residents within the catchment the area.

According to sources, the fire was detected in the laboratory and small arms zone of the depot, an area that holds large consignment of explosives.

The fire destroyed some small arms and high explosives.

Hardworking military personnel tirelessly prevented the fire from spreading to high explosives compartment of the armoury.

It is still unclear what started the fire at armoury but authorities are tight-lipped.

No casualty was recorded.

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