By Ronaldo Kalangi
Fire gutted Toyota Uganda show room in the industrial area 1st Street on Sunday, leaving several vehicles burnt to ashes and other beyond repair.
Eye witnesses said they first saw huge white smoke from the showroom before fire broke out, leaving owners counting losses believed to be in Millions.
By the time Police Fire Brigade responded, the fire had already burnt one vehicle beyond recognition and was spreading to the other vehicles in the showroom that left over seven cars burnt.
According to police Spokesperson ASP Emilian Kayima,he revealed that the suspicion based on the scene of fire analysis indicates that the fire could have been as a result of an electric short circuit.
“There was a Fire incident at Toyota Uganda on First Street Industrial Area. Fire Brigade did a splendid job in managing the situation. Cause of the fire still being investigated”, he said.
Eye witnesses said that police had to call for private fire extinguishers for re-enforcement having sensed that they were ill equipped.