The Fire and Rescue Services in Kamuli are investigating a fire outbreak that occurred at Kamuli Girls Primary School situated in Bukwenge Cell, Sabawali Parish, Kamuli Municipality, Kamuli District.
According to ASP Kasadha Micheal, PRO Busoga North, the unfortunate incident occurred on Saturday 14 October 2023, at approximately midnight when the fire engulfed one of the dormitories for the P7 candidates totaling 101 students.
Swift action by the matron ensured the safe evacuation of the students to a secure location averting potential harm as the fire escalated.
”Our Fire and Rescue Services team successfully extinguished the flames. Regrettably, the pupils’ belongings, including bedding, metallic cases containing books, and personal effects were all consumed by the fire” Kasadha said in a statement.
Preliminary investigations so far indicate that the fire originated from an unoccupied lower bed. The student on the upper bed felt the heat and promptly reported it to the matron.
”Upon receiving the alert the matron attempted to combat the fire with an extinguisher during its early stages. Despite the efforts of the staff, the fire proved uncontrollable and priority was given to evacuation of students over belongings;; he added.
Police however said their teams are conducting thorough investigations to determine the root cause of this devastating fire outbreak.