“Nobody was injured however the cause of the fire is unknown” (…) “UPC Head Office Caught Fire earlier in the day.The cause of the fire is still unknown. The police was able to put out the fire and nobody was hurt” (NBS TV, 2016).
One report on the matter:
“Police’s Fire Brigade this afternoon rushed to the old Uganda House along Kampala Road and put out a fire that has for moments paralyzed business there. The fire which gutted the building that houses opposition Uganda People’s Congress head offices broke out at around 3:00pm starting from the basement. Eyewitnesses told reporters that fire might have been caused by a transformer short circuit. Police was yet point out the exact cause of the fire. The Milton Obote Foundation which is in charge of managing the rundown structure has severally been accused of failing to maintain it. By publication time, normalcy had been restored and business was resuming”.