Fire outbreak along Masanafu-Busega Northern By-pass.

October 18, 2023

The territorial Police at Natete, in collaboration with the Fire Prevention and Rescue Services, swiftly responded to a fire outbreak that occurred on the Masanafu Busega Northern By-pass today, October 18, 2023, at approximately 16:04 hrs.

According to,

ASP Luke Owoyesigyire
Deputy Public Relations officer Kampala Metropolitan Police, the incident involved a fuel tanker with registration number KBL 022A and ZD 3482, driven by Ismail Umar, a 27-year-old Kenyan national. While the cause of the fire is yet to be determined, our dedicated officers responded promptly to the scene. The Fire and Rescue Services team has managed to contain the fire, and efforts are ongoing to fully extinguish it.

We would like to reassure road users who depend on the by-pass that one lane is currently open and usable for motorists, ensuring minimal disruption. The authorities are conducting a thorough investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire. We will communicate our findings in due course.

We would like to praise the coordinated efforts of all personnel involved and we urge the public to remain patient and cooperative during this time.

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