UPDF’s Rapid Deployment Capability Center (URDCC) Monday supported Police in extinguishing a fire at Vita Foam Factory in Njeru.
Under the Command of Brig Peter Omola, the unit has continued to use it’s vast capabilities in several rescue missions.
Vitafoam factory caught fire this morning and it’s not yet clear what caused it.
The oldest mattress manufacturing factory is located in Bukaya west village, Njeru central division in Njeru municipality, Buikwe district.
A staff member was injured by falling blocks and is currently receiving treatment.
Vitafoam was borne out of merging Uganda Industrial Properties Ltd. and M/s Vita PLC of UK in 1975.
The company has outlets in Masaka, Kampala, Mbarara, Gulu and Entebbe.