Kampala, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | Twelve people are reported to be injured after a fire at Vivo Energy Uganda fuel depot at the Shell Depot on 7th Street in the Industrial area, Kampala-Uganda.
By press time, a number of security operatives and ambulances were seen at the depot, sealing off the scene and the injured were immediately rushed to International Hospital Kampala (IHK), where they are currently receiving treatment.
The fire that sent plumes of smoke into the air was quickly put off.
Police confirmed their station at Kabalagala registered a fire outbreak at Vivo Energy Uganda depot.
The incident happened at about 5:00 PM, but the fire was put out fast by the Vivo Energy team and Police Fire Prevention and Rescue Services.
Vivo Energy Uganda fuel depot also houses Shell Oil shop and another department for Gapco Oil.
Vivo Energy released a full statement:
Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell products and services, can confirm that there was a fire incident today (Wednesday 2, February 2022) at its Kampala Depot located on 7th Street Industrial Area.
Vivo Energy’s stringent emergency procedures were activated immediately and the fire has been contained within the location.
We are working closely with the relevant authorities to respond to the incident and investigate the situation.
We are currently unable to give any more details, however we will issue further information when possible.