According to residents, the landing site has experienced four fire outbreaks in a period of three months, yet they don't have fire fighting gadgets.
Five families in Kisaba landing site, Kyamuswa County of Kalangala District have been left homeless as fire destroyed the five-room rental house they have been living in.
The fire gutted the houses at 1am in the morning, destroyed over three million shillings worth of property at the landing site.
According to residents, in a period of three months, the landing site has experienced four fire outbreaks yet they don't have fire fighting gadgets.
Sakaaza Suleiman, a resident, says their wooden structures are at high risk of catching fire yet people habitually keep petroleum fuels for their boats and yet at the same time use candles.
Whenever fire guts houses, we use basins and water jerricans to fight it, though it's not efficient. Sakaaza adds
Akankwasa Rodgers, the OC Kisaba Police Post says, they have not yet discovered the cause of this latest fire breakout.
Our residents stay with petroleum fuel yet we always caution them on it's dangers. the OC adds.
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...destroying everything...Cue out//
Gib Lubega, a fire survivor, alleges that there might be someone who poured petrol fuel around the house and started the fire.
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..teyandiyidde yonna kuggwawo...Cue out//
Although wooden houses are at high risk of catching fire, they are the most constructed in Ssese Islands, yet most residents keep petrol in their houses at night.