Fire destroys shops at Bukoba central market

SEVERAL shops were gutted by fire at the Bukoba central market on Sunday night.

A Senior Assistant Commissioner with the Tanzania Fire and Rescue Force (TFRF), Zabron Muhuma explained that the fire incident was reported at around 9.30pm.

“The Fire and Rescue Force (TFRF) responded swiftly and managed to control the fire before it spread to other shops. One of the shops which suffered a big loss known as Ibrahim Enterprises belongs to Mr Ibrahim Karwani. However, the exact loss of properties caused by the inferno was yet to be established,” he said.

He explained that the Force was conducting awareness campaign among traders on the importance of observing safety regulations including switching off electricity and cooking materials at their premises.

He also appealed to traders to ensure that they possess fire extinguishers as a precaution over fire accidents.

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