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Police Investigate Fire Outbreak at Apac Centenary Bank Branch

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the North Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says the fire destroyed a few bank properties. “Properties including 2 computers and some documents were partially destroyed while others were saved,” he said.

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Police are investigating circumstances under, which fire gutted the Centenary Bank branch in Apac District. The fire broke out on Tuesday morning in the Centenary branch building on Plot 22 Akokoro road in Apac municipality.  

It destroyed two of the four compartments on the building. A team of officers from the Police Fire and Rescue Services from Lira City rushed to extinguish the fire to stop it from extending to the remaining compartments.

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the North Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says the fire destroyed a few bank properties. “Properties including 2 computers and some documents were partially destroyed while others were saved,” he said.

Preliminary findings show that a short circuit might have triggered the fire. Okema has advised companies and business operators in the region to install fire extinguishers at their various workplaces to help in case of fire emergencies.

“We would like to encourage people to install fire extinguishers in their buildings to support fighting fire of this nature before our fire truck comes at the scene. Besides installation, learn how to operate the extinguishers,” he said.  

Albert Clay Mulele, the Bank’s branch manager, says that the fire did not cause much damage as normal business resumed just a few hours after the incident.

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He advised customers who had made prior appointments to visit the institution to proceed as planned because the bank is functional.

Apac Central Police Station has opened investigations vide SD Ref 04/29/06/2021. 

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