A fire broke out on Saturday, May 30, in Nairobi's Pipeline estate in the Transami area.
A resident Moses Njau, who spoke to Kenyans.co.ke, stated that the fire began at around 7:30 p.m.
"We believe the fire started at a furniture store which is adjoining to a small hotel," he told this writer.The fire incident at Transami in Pipeline, Nairobi on May 30, 2020.
A church near the two establishments was also partially affected by the inferno.
Emergency services were quick to respond to the fire. By the time of publishing, firefighters had already arrived at the scene.
Police were also at the scene aiding in crowd control.
Fires in Nairobi especially in informal settlements are increasingly becoming a feature of urban crisis, with several instances hitting the media this year.
The National Disaster Operations Centre says Nairobi has seen an increase in the rate of fires, adding that drought, as well as dry and windy conditions, have exacerbated the frequency of fires in urban settingsEmergency services responding to the fire incident at Nairobi's Pipeline Estate on Saturday, May 30.A fire broke out at Transami, Pipeline Estate on May 30, 2020.
In a previous interview, County Director of County Fire and Rescue Services Brian Kisali disclosed that electrical faults, cooking equipment, cigarettes, domestic violence, children playing and improvised lanterns had been majorly cited as the main causes of fire outbreaks.
"Illegal tapping of electricity and lose connections, and use of adulterated fuel in their paraffin stoves are the leading causes of infernos in the slums," he conveyed.
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