By Jane Nambi
Fire gutted Jinja Progressive Academy girls’ dormitory Sunday evening leaving most of the property damaged.
The fire is said to have first broken out in the S.5 girls’ dormitory and spreading to other dormitories. The students had already reported for the third term.
Students said they saw fire flames and smoke emanating from the windows and doors of the dormitory before heading to put it out. Using water they fetched from the school’s water storage facility, the students tried to put out the fire while others used fire extinguishers to contain it but in vain.
“We rushed and saved property which was in the next room fearing that it would also catch fire but no one was injured,” one of the students said. Fire fighters from Jinja Central Police Station run out of water as they tried to put out the fire and had to rush back for more.
By the time of the fire outbreak, administration officials were not present and the office of the director remained closed. The fire brigade officer at Jinja Police Station, Rogers Turinawe said they could not establish the real cause of the fire adding that they have started investigations into the matter.