FAIR Trade Company Yard at Henderson was on fire yesterday afternoon, after a wild fire from the nearby bushes caught to a corner of its fence and razed four vehicles.
It was 2 in the afternoon when the fire coming from the nearby bushes caught the corner of the fence.
An eye witness said that particular corner that caught fire was used to store drums of fuel.
“This has caused the drums to explode and burn the four vehicles,” he said.
Residents of Henderson were shocked to hear the explosion and saw thick smoke in the air.
A security officer of the company, Rafael Bako said that the person who started the fire is still unknown.
However last week they warned some people on that same corner of the fence that tried to burn the grasses.
Mr. Bako said that the burnt vehicles were awaiting maintenance and one only without a battery.
‘’I saw the fire when it reaches the fence but couldn’t stop it because it’s too huge.
“So I called the boss to call the Fire truck but the fire service officers arrived here an hour late,’’ said Bako.
The Firetruck managed to put out the fire but the trucks were already burnt.
When contacted on Sunday, Fair Trade company owner Chacha Bule Amoi said that it’s not a big problem for the company as the burnt vehicles were no longer working.
Mr Amoi however refused to give further comments about the incident.
By BRYAN LUVENA