Huge fire burns over 60 houses, shops in Lokichoggio

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A huge fire erupted in Lochor Ekaal village in the outskirts of Lokichoggio town, Turkana County, burning down more than 60 houses and shops.

 

Lokichoggio Location Chief Daniel Kakure said that the fire which broke out at around 1pm resulted from one of the houses where there was a domestic quarrel.

“After a disagreement, the owners of the grass-thatched house left the fire unattended. The fire first burnt the house before spreading to others nearby,” Mr Kakure said.

He said that the huge the ensuing huge smoke attracted Kenya Airports Authority firefighters who responded quickly.

Chief Kakure said no casualty was reported .