Police in Kabalagala are investigating the cause of a fire that claimed the lives of five people in Yoka zone Bukasa Parish, Makindye Division in Kampala City.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, said that the fire started around 2am Wednesday morning.
“It is alleged that the fire started from an unattended candle from a makeshift house of Ogola Charles who deals in picking plastics and later spread to the house of Luyomba Steven 50, killing everyone inside,” he said in a statement.
Mr Owoyesigyire identified the deceased as Luyomba, his wife Doreen Nafula, and their children Sumei Lubega, 16, Edith Naiga 15, and Andrew 7.
He explained that the Fire Prevention and Rescue Services managed to extinguish the flames and urges the public against leaving fires unattended as they are dangerous to others in case of an accident.
The Kabalagala fire incident comes just a month after fire gutted Salama School for the Blind in Luga Village, Ntanzi Parish, Mukono District, killing 11 children.