Fire Guts Royal Foam Mattress Factory

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The fire that started a few minutes past 5 pm from inside the factory spread through the entire factory within less than 10minutes before the police fire brigade arrived.

Fire has gutted Royal Foam Mattress factory in Kyambogo destroying mattresses worth millions of shillings.

The fire that started a few minutes past 5 pm from inside the factory, spread through the factory premises within less than ten minutes before the police fire brigade arrived.

 This is the second fire at the factory in less than six months.

According to one of the factory employees that URN talked to on condition of anonymity, some welders were welding a machine inside the factory when the fire started.

"It started from the socket near where they were welding from and it spread very fast. We could not do anything about it," the employee said.  

The Police fire brigade truck and the personnel arrived at the scene about 15 minutes after the fire had started and it took them about 40 minutes to put out the fire.

 According to the deputy Kampala Metropolitan police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, there was no death or injuries reported. He says  investigations into the cause of the fire are on-going.