Ntinda Police Station was completely destroyed by fire on Wednesday night, along with the traffic office and several other homes.
According to reports, the fire apparently started in a residence close to the police barracks and quickly spread to the traffic office before the police fire brigade was able to put it out.
Police, however, were unable to specify the extent of the fire’s damage as of the time of publication. The deputy spokesperson for the Kampala Metropolitan Police, Mr. Luke Owoyesigyire, stated that inquiries are still ongoing.
“Yesterday, 19.04.2023 at approximately 9:45 pm, the fire prevention and rescue services responded to a fire outbreak at Ntinda Police Station traffic office and barracks. The team acted swiftly and managed to put out the fire,” he said.
Initial investigations, according to Owoyisigyire, indicate that two minors started the fire, which quickly spread to the adjoining traffic office.
“Preliminary findings have revealed that the fire started from the barracks as a result of negligence and spread to the nearest traffic office. It is alleged that two children set a fire inside the barracks that came in contact with electric cables,” he said.
“The full extent of the damage has not been fully ascertained, however, no injuries or fatalities have been registered. We would like to thank the fire prevention and rescue services for their prompt response. Further details will be availed as soon as possible,” Oyoyisigyire added.