A huge fire broke out at Auto Cats International Ltd at Kona ya Mtongwe in Mombasa.
Firefighters from the Kenya Navy, Kenya Ports Authority and Mombasa County Government were on location trying to mitigate the inferno.
However, the fire engines were forced to make many trips to collect water for use in fighting the intense flames.
According to officials, the fire broke out at a hardware and general store shortly after 4:30 pm.
The go -down is adjacent to Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho‘s Auto Ports car yard.
Initially, there was panic that Joho’s property was part of the burning building.
The cause of the fire that razed down property worth millions is still unknown.
General Service Unit and the Administration Police officers assisted in handling the crowd that gathered around the scene.
Mombasa County Commander Johnstone Ipara led the operation and reported he would give an update on the incident
Godown on fire in Mombasa… pic.twitter.com/jlhaGSKgnM
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