Fire guts Villas in Malindi

fireOne of the villas on fire. Photo/COURTESY

Several villas in Malindi have been razed by fire at Casuarina area, along Kilili Baharini road.

Over 10 villas were burnt. Witnesses said strong winds helped the fire spread fast. The cause of the fire is not yet to be established.

Fire fighters from the county government, the police, KDF and residents helped in putting off the inferno.

Residents looting property. PHOTO/COURTESY

Residents, mostly beach boys were looting from the building which are mostly frequented by tourists.

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It is not the first time homes and hotels have gone down in infernos. This year in January Nakupenda villas caught fire and nothing was salvaged. Similarly, Dorado Cottages and Kenga Jama house were burnt to ashes after strong winds caused electricity cables to cause fire that later spread to a neighbouring makuti-thatched cottage in April last year.

Last year, September, Breeze Point Hotel suffered losses after fire burnt its makuti roof.

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