Fire has gutted the City House building along William Street in Kampala. Located at the heart of Kampala, City house is one of the oldest buildings in the city center.
The building housed several rentals and Democratic Party (DP) Offices, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) offices and sundry.
According to Kampala metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, the fire broke out earlier at 9:00 am, tearing through the walls and roof of the building.
“The police responded to the scene but were still battling fire. The residents and members of the public evacuated the building as soon as possible. We cannot confirm now whether there are fatalities until we reconvene the scene,” he said.
He said the efforts are underway to have the fire extinguished. Seven firefighting trucks are on the ground. He said there is a problem of lack of fire hydrants around and whenever a truck empties, they look for a nearby place to fill them.