PROPERTY WORTH MILLIONS DESTROYED IN BULIISA SHOP FIRE
By Innocent Atuganyira
Police in Buliisa district have mounted an investigation into the incident where fire gutted a shop leaving millions of assets destroyed.
The incident happened on Wednesday at around 1:am in Civic cell Buliisa town council Buliisa district.
The items destroyed include a counter table, sacks of sugar, jerry cans of cooking oil, and many other merchandise worth millions of shillings.
According to Alfred Tumwesige, an eyewitness, he was informed by night party goers that Felix Wandera’s shop was on fire.
Tumwesige asserted that this prompted him to inform the family members who rushed to the scene, and with the help of neighbors, party goers, they rescued the fire that had already caught the whole room leaving items destroyed.
Wandera’s son only identified as Timothy says the incident shocked him since they not connected to hydroelectricity power. ‘’I closed the shop normally, and i was shocked to be informed that my father’s shop has caught fire,’’ he said.
He told this publication that the same scenario happened last year in October 2022 where his father lost millions of shillings due to fire. ‘’My father was in Masindi by the time of the incident,’’ he said.
The Buliisa District Police Commander SP John Chrysostom Mwaule confirmed the incident adding that they have commenced an investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire.