fire outbreak at the Supreme Court Chambers
Police Firefighters react in time to stop Supreme Court Chambers from burning down. FILE PHOTO

Police reacted in time to a fire outbreak at the Supreme Court Chambers on Wednesday, which resulted in the multibillion-dollar complex and other properties in the building being saved.

Following a fire outbreak at the Supreme Court Chambers on Wednesday, the police is proud to report that they reacted in time to save the multibillion complex and other property within the building from burning down.

In a statement dated April 27, Fred Enanga the police spokesperson said the fire started in the morning hours of Wednesday at around 10.12am however, he said within five minutes from the time, the firefighting crew had already made their way to the building.

‘’The Directorate of Fire and Rescue Services, today 27.04.2022, at around 10.12am, made a rapid and prompt response to a fire at the Supreme Court, located at Plot 10, Upper Hill, in Kololo. The first firefighting crew that was dispatched from the Kololo Independence Grounds, arrived within five minutes and found heavy flames and smoke coming from the Chambers of The Chief Justice.’’

‘’They immediately entered the building and aggressively started fighting the fire in the Chambers,’’ Enanga said these were joined by additional firefighters from the headquarters and they managed to put out the fire within 30 minutes.

The police spokesperson who applauded the firefighters said they managed to save the multibillion Chambers and other property within the building from burning down. He said 16 crewmembers in four firefighting trucks attended to the scene.

‘’Their efforts prevented the fire from spreading to the offices of His Lordship the Chief Justice and other adjacent office. We are grateful that there were no injuries or lives lost. Only furniture and the AC system, inside the Chambers got burnt. We want to greatly thank the firefighters, for saving the multibillion complex and other properties in the building from getting burnt,’’ Enanga applauded.

‘’The Director of CID, visited the scene with a team of experts from Forensics, Fire and Rescue, Electrical Engineers and Consultants to establish the cause of fire. A report revealing their findings will be released accordingly. We call upon the public to remain calm and further remind them to adopt better fire detection and protection measures. Remember fire can start anywhere and anytime,’’ he added saying that it is every individual’s role to fight fires.