FIRE

[PHOTOS] Upper Hill High School dorm fire contained

The cause of the fire is still not know

In Summary

• A section of Upper Hill Secondary School in Nairobi is on fire, Red Cross has confirmed.

The debris after fire razed an Upper Hill High School dormitory on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
The debris after fire razed an Upper Hill High School dormitory on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

The Kenya Red Cross was on Wednesday evening able to contain a fire at a 40-bed capacity dormitory housing Form Two students at Upper Hill High School in Nairobi.

No casualties were reported.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established.

 Principal Peter Mwea said students were having supper when the fire started.

"We saw the fire and rushed to put it out with the students," he said.

The affected dormitory was in Wing 8.

Students were able to salvage bedding, but dozens of boxes with students belongings and beds were destroyed.

The roof almost caved in as the timber supporting it was burnt.

The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
Parents at Upper Hilll High School.
Parents at Upper Hilll High School.
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
Upper Hill High school principal Mwea Peter speaks to parents after fire destroyed one dorm at the school.
Upper Hill High school principal Mwea Peter speaks to parents after fire destroyed one dorm at the school.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
The dormitory after the fire at Upper Hill High School on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.