Fire has gutted 88.6 Kiira FM radio station in Jinja.
The radio has been reduced to ashes all the equipment and furniture at Busoga’s oldest FM radio station- 88.6 Kiira situated along Clive road in Jinja town.
Thick smoke poured from the building that houses the radio station at around 9:00am this Tuesday making the fire visible right across the second largest town of Uganda.
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Police fire station is just 200 meters away but it took them about 30 minutes to reach the scene.
The affected FM station is on the second floor of the building which also houses a number of businesses including phone shops and Parkvilla restaurant.
Despite not revealing which equipment of the radio, the fire fighters put it off before it could spread to catch other businesses and Kobil Petrol station which is just opposite the FM station.
There was no way we could speak to the radio owners but one of the workers, Ivan Lubega told us that the fire also damaged all the equipment of Rock Telecom a telecom company that sub rented space at the FM station.
Yasin Kaani, a journalist for Busoga Kingdom owned Baba TV told Eagle Online that: “The fire has left nothing for our colleagues at Kiira FM to start with.
Pamela Ninsiima who works with Park Villa restaurant said that they all scampered for life when thick smoke was seen pouring from the radio station.