According to a tweet posted on the University's Twitter handle @MakerereU,the fire was sprouting from the right side of building where part of the roof sunk
An image posted by Makerere University as the fire gutted the main Building
Firefighters are battling a fire at Makerere University where part of the Main building is ablaze.
The main building of Makerere University also called the Ivory tower burst out in flames early this morning. The Univeristy's Facebook page and Twitter handle started posting videos of the fire shortly after 1:00 a.m.
According to a tweet posted on the University's Twitter handle @MakerereU, the fire was sprouting from the right side of building where part of the roof had sunk in. Moments later, the university tweeted; "the fire has spread and covered all floors of fhe right side of the building."
The building with its unique 20th century British architectural designs, is one of the university's oldest structures, the signature symbol of uganda's oldest university. It was completed in 1941 with funding from the Colonial Development Bourse.
It houses several offices including the university's mainhall. The University printery and vice chancellor's office are also located at the same building.
The source of the fire is still unknown but fire brigade trucks are reportedly at the scene trying to stop the fire spreading.