Kenya: Fire - Kisumu Jua Kali Traders Lose Property Worth Millions

21 September 2019

Property of unknown value has been destroyed by fire at Kisumu Jua Kali area.

Firefighters and residents were on Saturday night trying to put out the huge inferno which burnt to ashes at least 20 stalls.

Kisumu County Police Commander Benson Maweu said no injuries were reported. The fire is believed to have started when a guard on duty was burning rubbish.

"A guard was burning rubbish when sparks of fire flew to a stall which had gas cylinders, leading to an explosion," said Mr Maweu.

Most of the affected stalls had gas cylinders, tyres and motor vehicle engine oil among other items.

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