A section of Nairobi’s Shauri Moyo estate was razed down by a fire that broke out on Wednesday, 1st September. Residents were all over the place rushing into their houses as the fire bellowed through the roofs in an attempt to salvage their properties.
Others stood by as they watched the fire consume their properties of an unknown value lamenting that they will have to spend the night out in the cold. The raging fire swept the place as the hopeless residents waited for the Nairobi county firefighters to arrive .
Due to the close proximity of houses in the estate the inferno spread very fast leaving residents with little chance of containing it.
Firefighters had a tough time accessing the source of fire as they struggled to maneuver around the estate with the fire getting out of control.
Traffic was reported on the adjacent roads of the estate as residents mobilizing themselves to put out the inferno. and firefighters struggled to put off the fire that was spreading very fast to other houses.
According to Dominic Mwangi , a resident who was present at the scene during the incident, the fire is suspected to have been caused by an electrical fault.
This wildfire happens barely a year after another blaze broke out at Blue Estate in Shauri Moyo, which torched a number of houses.