Fire Guts Fort Portal Shops

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In short
Lydia Tumushabe, the Rwenzori Region Police Spokesperson, says police is yet to establish the cause of the fire. Eye witnesses say they saw some sparks on the electricity pole that supplies power to the affected building before the fire started.

Fire has gutted three major shops in Fort Portal town. The fire broke out around 7:20pm on Monday evening burning shops found on Brigtman Executive Lodge building along Bwamba road.
 

Two of the affected shops have been selling electronics and home appliances while the other was dealing in beddings like mattresses, bedcovers and blankets among other things.
 
 
Lydia Tumushabe, the Rwenzori Region Police Spokesperson, says police is yet to establish the cause of the fire. Eye witnesses say they saw some sparks on the electricity pole that supplies power to the affected building before the fire started.
 
 

By the time our reporter arrived at the scene, the Police Fire and Rescue team had joined residents to stop the fire as the owners of the shops tried to save whatever they could of their merchandise. However, sizable merchandise including television sets was reduced to ash.

 

About the author

Christopher Tusiime
Christopher Tusiime is the URN Bureau Chief in Tooro. Districts of Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Kabarole, Ntoroko, Bunyangabu and Kyegegwa, Kitagwenda and Fort Portal Tourism City fall under his docket.

Before joining URN, Tusiime first worked at The Observer newspaper for close to four years as an education reporter.