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Fire guts down a shopping mall in Nakuru

25 August 2014, 13:22 Wilshere

Nakuru - Traders at the Al-Mijtahid shopping mall in Nakuru town are counting losses after a fierce fire gutted down their businesses Sunday night.

Nakuru Police Boss, Bernard Kioko said that the fire broke out at around 8pm from one of the stalls before quickly spreading to other shops in the third and fourth floors of the building.  

“It is still hard even to gain access and estimate the loss; we cannot immediately establish the cause of the fire but investigations into the matter have been launched,” Kioko told the media.

He also said that they cannot rule out the possibility electricity fault. 

The OCPD added that nobody was hurt in the incident as many of the traders had already closed their businesses.

"It was difficult for the public to salvage goods from the affected shops as traders had already locked their premises," Kioko said.

According to one of the traders, Mohamed Hussein whose shop was destroyed by the inferno, most of the property was reduced to ashes. 

“The shops destroyed stocked plastic ware, electronics, IT appliances but I fully commend the firefighting team for their quick response," he said.

Area ward representative, Stephen Kuria who also arrived at the scene, expressed his sympathies and pledged support for the affected traders.

Most of the activities came to a standstill in the CBD as locals and firefighters from the county fire brigade combined efforts to put out the inferno.

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