Fire Razes Buidling in Industrial Area Nairobi [VIDEO]

  • Fire in a building along Lungalunga in Industrial area in Nairobi
    Fire in a building along Lungalunga in Industrial area in Nairobi
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  • A building along Lungalunga in Nairobi was gutted by fire onTuesday, August 11 at around 2 pm.

    A video seen by Kenyans.co.ke showed clouds of smoke emanating from a building located behind the Lungalunga Square Mall.

    Members of the public alerted the fire brigade, who arrived at the scene and tried to contain the fire.

    The cause of fire was yet to be known by the time of going to press.

    Fire incidents involving occupied premises often result in injuries, loss of assets, business disruption and sometimes death.

    The government has embraced various strategies such as providing fire safety training for occupants of public buildings.

    Reports indicate that it is important to have a response and evacuation procedure and a trained emergency response team in case of a fire in a building.

    The fire came days after fire destroyed Marikiti market in Nairobi. The fire is said to have started in the wee hours of the morning.

    Traders lost their wares, which mainly included stored agricultural products.

    Starehe MP Charles Njagua condemned the incident and promised to follow up on the matter.

    "I will follow up on this matter through Parliament. We cannot become a nation where state corporations resort to criminal activities to clear land. We have laws. Failing to abide by them would lead to anarchy. Marikiti traders deserved notice and a chance to salvage their goods," he stated.

    A section of Gikomba Market on fire. June 25, 2020.
    A section of Gikomba Market on fire. June 25, 2020.
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