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No lessons learnt as another fire breaks out at Korogocho market – PHOTOS

Property of unknown value was on Thursday night lost after a fire razed a section of Korogocho market, hours after another fire had killed 15 people at Gikomba market.

According to Kenya Red Cross, the fire broke out at around 11pm and was contained hours later.

“Response teams are at the scene trying to contain the fire in Korogocho Market. No reports of casualties so far,” said Red Cross in a tweet.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established.


The Gikomba fire started Thursday at around 1am at Kwa Mbao area, according to the Kenya Red Cross, before spreading to other parts of the market.

The blaze that consumed timber yards and bales of used clothes intensified at around 2.30am Thursday and by 7.30am, firefighters from Nairobi City County Fire Brigade were still battling to put it out.

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