- Fire was contained
- The warehouse affected had gov't mosquito nets
There was a reported fire outbreak on Tuesday night at the DAS Warehouse located near Entebbe International Airport.
The incident saw a team from the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority and a joint team of fire-fighting services struggling to contain the fire to avoid any damage at the airport.
“The exact cause of the fire will be investigated. DAS is one of the Ground Handlers operating at the airport with offices adjacent to Protea Hotel, outside the airport’s perimeter fence.” Uganda Civil Aviation Authority wrote on its Twitter page.
The warehouse that was affected had a number of mosquito nets set to be taken to the Ministry of Health and later distributed to the local population in Uganda.
A statement released on 13th September by the National Medical Stores (NMS), reads that the NMS regrets to inform the public of a fire incident at one of the private warehouses it had rented for storing mosquito nets in Entebbe.
Emergency Fire services were promptly notified, and firefighters are working tirelessly to extinguish the fire.
NMS extends its appreciation to the Uganda Police Fire Brigade and the Aerodrome Rescue & Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) for their swift response and professionalism during this incident.
We are currently assessing the extent of the damage caused by the fire and are working closely with the relevant authorities to investigate the cause.
NMS has already activated its Business Continuity Plan to ensure an uninterrupted supply of mosquito nets to Ugandans.
Mosquito nets were comprehensively insured to minimize any unexpected loss. We will continue to provide updates on the situation as more.