Fire Destroys Shops In Kigali

salve geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Photos obtained by Chimpreports show large plumes of smoke billowing into the sky as fire fighters battle the raging flames consuming shops near Hotel Okapi.

Water cannons were deployed to put out the fire but could not save traders’ merchandise.

Police are yet to issue a statement on the incident. Fire breakouts are rare in Kigali.

However, eyewitnesses say the fire was triggered by a welder as he fixed burglar proofs at a shop.


The sparks which fell into the shop reportedly ignited the blaze.

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