Selling petrol in bottles which is behind the frequent fires is now a booming business as boda boda riders and car owners prefer petrol in bottles to fueling form the fuel stations, where they say pump attendants cheat them by giving less than the specified amounts.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, says the minor’s parents were attending a vigil in the neighborhood when fire gutted their grass thatched house. He says the parents were alerted by an alarm made by the neighbors.
The equipment include Fire trucks, Water trucks, assorted fire equipment such as fire extinguishers, and horse rills. Some of the areas are; Kasangati, Mpigi, Bulooba, Ntinda, Kasubi, Wakiso and Kyengeyera.
Topher Gimei, the Luweero Criminal Investigations Officer says shortly after the house caught fire Birungi ran to notify Dvina Mahoro, who was at the nearby trading but by the time they got home the children were burnt beyond recognition.
The early morning fire gutted a restaurant at Twin Tour plaza in Masaka town. The cause of the fire outbreak is still unknown. However, some traders who work in this building believe that fire could have been deliberately started by business rivals.