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    One Dead in City House Fire, Millions in Property Lost

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    One person has been confirmed dead in a fire outbreak at the renowned City House in Central Kampala. According to the Uganda Police statement signed by Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, one unidentified person in a fire was engulfed the fire that caught the City House building along Luwum Street this morning.

    The devastating fire erupted at 8.00AM resulting in one confirmed fatality.

    The fire broke out in the building located near the central bank of Uganda early Monday morning and it has destroyed properties worthy of millions.

    According to the Police, the deceased body has been transported to the City Mortuary Mulago for a postmortem.

    When the fire broke out, several people of different ages, some half naked, others in towels, were seen fleeing for dear life and scaling the wall of the building. Others escaped through the window and others were seen using ladders outside the walls of the building.

    By press time, the Police Fire Brigade was yet to establish the cause of the fire, but some reports indicated that it was caused by a charcoal stove considering that the place has been home to several restaurants.

    The City House is the home to the one of oldest political parties in Uganda; The Democratic Party.

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