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Fire guts Chief Justice’s Chamber at Supreme Court building

By Melanie Aanyu,

There was a fire outbreak in the Supreme Court building in Kololo in Kampala this morning.

The fire broke out in the Chief Justice’s chambers on the third floor at around 10:10 am.

According to sources, the fire broke out when a woman opened the door next to the Chief Justice’s chambers and switched on the light, which triggered a blast.

The sources claimed that the fire burnt a number of vital documents in the chambers.

Dozens of Supreme Court staff were seen evacuating the building, which has been closed to the public.

A team of police officers from the Fire and Rescue Service Department are on the ground to try and contain the fire.

By the time the fire broke out, the Chief Justice was not in office.

However, Justices Eldard Mwangusha and Mike Chibita had reported for duty.

Counter-Terrorism Police have cordoned off the building and were seen stopping members of the public from taking pictures of the burning building.