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Watch: Fire destroys houses in Shauri Moyo


A huge fire broke out at Blue Estate in Shauri Moyo, Nairobi on Tuesday evening, October 13 that torched a number of houses.

The inferno is reported to have spread very fast due to the close proximity of houses in the estate leaving residents with little chance of containing the fire.

Fire marshals had a tough time accessing the source of fire as they struggled to manoeuvre around the estate with the fire getting out of control.

Traffic was reported in the adjacent roads of the estate as residents and firefighters struggled to put out the fire.

The fire is reported to have broken out at around 5 pm in the evening with residents mobilising themselves to put out the blaze.

According to Dominic Mwangi who was present at the scene during the incident, the fire is suspected to have been caused by an electrical fault.

“The fire started at around 5 pm, right now the Nairobi City County firefighters battling to put out the fire but it is almost being contained.

“Investigations have been launched into the cause of the fire but residents suspect that it was caused by an electrical fault,” he noted.

Mwangi added that some of the firefighters had to put out the fire from the Administration Police camp due to limited access to the burning houses.

A number of residents are now stranded with no place to sleep after their houses were razed down by the huge inferno.

The estate has been ravaged by fires over the years with separate incidences occurring back in October 2018 and January 2017.

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