Machakos: Property worth millions destroyed after fire razes down liquor store, hardware


Machakos: Property worth millions destroyed after fire razes down liquor store, hardware
File photo of a fire burning down a building. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • According to witnesses who spoke to Citizen Digital, the fire emanated from a Bata company warehouse before spreading to neighbouring business entities among them an alcohol store and a hardware.
  • Efforts by Machakos County government fire brigade team to put out the flame were delayed as the Kenya Power emergency team arrived on scene two hours late.

Property worth millions of shillings has been destroyed after a fire razed down three mega business enterprises in Machakos town.

According to witnesses who spoke to Citizen Digital, the fire emanated from a Bata company warehouse before spreading to neighbouring business entities among them a liquor store and a hardware.

Efforts by Machakos County government fire brigade team to put out the flames were delayed as the Kenya Power emergency team arrived on scene two hours late.

Regional Fire Officer Francis Nzioki has since told Citizen Digital that the fire was contained after it had already destroyed the business entities.

No injuries have been reported thus far even as investigations into the cause of the fire continue.

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