Police in Entebbe are investigating the cause of a fire which gutted the dormitory housing S.2 students at Mary Reparatrix Girls’ Secondary School Bugonga, Entebbe Municipality, Wakiso District.
The incident happened on Tuesday night at about 9pm.
According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the KMP Deputy PRO, the family of the school bursar felt an unusual smoke which prompted their maid to go and check.
“It is reported that while they were having supper, the family of Specioza Kaijukyo, the school bursar felt an unusual smell of burning matter which prompted their maid identified as Mirembe Elizabeth to move outside and check what was happening. She then saw big flames of fire emanating from the senior two dormitory and immediately called her boss for help. The police were informed in time,” he said.
The Entebbe fire prevention and rescue services team responded and put out the fire.
Owoyesigyire added that the teams from Criminal investigations and the Scene of crime officers recovered ash samples and a flat iron which have been exhibited for analysis.
“Other observations were made and the team will give recommendations and feedback after the investigation. No injury or death was registered during the fire. Investigations into the incident are ongoing,” he said.