RWANDA-UGANDA : Losses as Fire Guts Border Town
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Residents and traders in the Cyanika town in Kisoro on the Rwandan border are counting losses after fire razed several of their shops destroying property and goods worth millions of shillings. By Godfrey Tugume
Witnesses say the fire started at about 7am in the morning and spread to business premises including bars, shops, most of them makeshift structures built using wooden materials.
Charles Okoto, the Kisoro District Police Commander said while a lot of property was destroyed, there were no injuries or lives lost.
Abel Bizimana, the Kisoro LC5 Chairman praised the fast intervention of the police fire brigade; without which he said the entire town would have gone down.
“The fire was overwhelming but the good thing is that the police fire brigade arrived in time,” he said.
Bizimana says that there is need to stop the erection of wooden makeshift shops in the town to avert more catastrophes in future.
This is the second time that fire has gutted the town in the last four years.