"Mysterious" dawn fire razes down factory to ashes.

A mysterious fire that broke out at dawn on Monday, reduced a multi-million plastic factory in Thika into ashes.

There are reports that fire that broke out at around 4am at Afroplast Limited near UTI estate might have been an act of arson.

According to Kiambu's Head of Fire Department Samwel Kahura, his team arrived shortly after the fire alarm was raised by neighbours but by the time the fire engines arrived at the scene, already half of the factory had been consumed by the infernal that took them over 3 hours to put off.

“Being a factory that manufactures plastics, the fire spread very fast and consumed machines and plastic wares worth millions. We however did not register any casualties although we had to break into the factory to put the fire off as it was threatening to spread to the adjacent premises," he revealed.

Maina Kiama, the prioprietor of the firm, said that he recieved the distress call at around 4.00am and by the time he got to the scene 10 minutes later the factory was engulfed in huge flames.

“Right now we even don’t know where the watchman is as he has been missing from the time the fire started, we did not manage to salvage anything, everything has been razed to the ground,” quipped the visibly distraught Kiama.

The factory that manufactures U-PVC Pipes and plastic containers was totally consumed.

Police have launched investigations and are looking for the watchman suspected to have disappeared immediately the fire started.

Thika OCPD Willy Simba speaking from the scene of fire said that they were yet to establish the cause but had already launched investigations to unearth the mystery.

He added that KPLC personnel on the ground and has ruled out electrical fault as the cause of the fire.
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