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Fire guts timber stores, carpentry workshops, destroys properties worth Millions of Shillings in Kabale

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Fire guts timber stores, carpentry workshops, destroys properties worth Millions of Shillings in Kabale

Traders have lost properties worth Millions of Shillings after fire gutted several timber stores and carpentry workshops at Bugongi road cell, Lower Bugongi in northern division Kabale Municipality.

According to Elly Maate the Kigezi Regional spokesperson, police was informed about the fire at 4:50am and officers from fire brigade led by DPC ASP Byansi Muhammad proceeded to the scene for rescue.

Maate says the fire was put off by the fire brigade before it spread to the neighboring structures.

The machinery workshop belonged to one Kaganza Margret a renowned business lady dealing in timber.

It was established that property worth millions of Uganda shillings was burnt to ashes and much damage done, Maate told TheUgPost. Properties that were destroyed include; the structure, four machines, power saws, wood works and timber among others.

No loss of life and primarily cause of fire was not yet established.

Cause of fire is yet to be established and police have commenced investigations.

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