Fire breaks out at Gapco downtown Kampala


A fire broke Saturday broke out down town Kampala spreading fear and panic among traders.

Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, told that the incident happened at Gapco along Ben Kiwanuka Street.

He crossed earlier reports which had claimed the fire gutted Shoprite supermarket along Entebbe road.

“It only affected the fence. Only part of the fence was burnt,” Luke said.

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He said police rushed to the scene and extinguished it in time before spreading.

“We suspect it was poor electrical wiring but investigations are on-going to determine the exact cause.”

He added: “No life and property [was] destroyed.”



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