UPDATE: Sarit Centre shopping mall fire contained – PHOTOS
Fire gutted a section of the ground floor of Sarit Centre in Westlands, Nairobi, on Friday morning.
Smoke could be seen billowing from one of the shops in which the fire started.
Bob Morgan (BM) Security, the private firm in charge of security at the mall, confirmed the incident saying: “Fire outbreak at Sarit Centre. No causalities reported. BM Security is on ground responding.”
Shoppers and motorists who had parked near the affected shop were quickly evacuated as rapid response teams from Nairobi City County arrived at the scene.
There were no immediate reports on damage, injuries and casualties.
The cause of the flames, which were contained a few minutes later, is yet to be established.
“We would like to inform all our tenants and shoppers that there was a small fire in one of our outlets on the ground floor which has now been contained by Sarit Centre security, staff and the Nairobi County Fire Department. No injuries reported,” the management said in a tweet.
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) May 4, 2018