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‘Sanitizers With Too Much Alcohol Can Cause Fire’- Fire Service Warns

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The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has advised the general public to be careful with some hand sanitizers that contain alcohol because they can spark fore outbreak if care is not taken.

This interesting information was made known to the Daily Graphic by The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the service, Divisional Officer II Mr Ellis Robinson Okoe.

“After using the sanitiser, you have to wait for some time for the alcohol content to dissolve before getting close contact with fire; failure to do so may result in getting your fingers burnt,” Mr Okoe said.

He also advised that the sanitizers should be kept a distance away from any heat condition, stating that the moment it came into close proximity with an open flame, there was a higher chance of causing ignition.

“There is a need for individuals in the country to be cautious in handling such products so that as we try to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we don’t also create another problem for ourselves,” the PRO added.

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