Fire has gutted two official vehicles for the bishop Masindi Kitara diocese George William Kasangaki, partly destroying them.
The fire gutted the vehicles from the parking at 11am at the bishop’s official residence in Masindi town yesterday.
The vehicles include a Toyota Pajero registration UAV 907Y which was donated to the bishop by president Museveni in 2013 which was severely burnt on the driver’s side including the front tyres while another Pajero registration UAL 378 J was burnt on the core driver’s side.
The diocesan secretary Reverend Samuel Kwesiga says the fire was seen by the bishop’s house boy who saw smoke coming out of the vehicles and informed neighbors and the diocese workers.
Reverend Kwesiga suspects the fire started from a motorcycle that had been parked between the vehicles that could have caught fire resulting from a short circuit and spread to the vehicles.
Reverend Kwesiga added that the members of the bishop’s family together with the neighbors managed to put off the fire from the vehicles but the motorcycle was burnt beyond recognition. He said he reported the matter to police for further investigations.
Masindi District Police Commander (DPC) Samuel Odongo confirmed the incident saying police rushed to the scene after getting the information but found the fire had been put off.
The DPC says the source of the fire had not been established and police was still investigating the matter.
By the time the incident happed the bishop was currently outside the country for pastoral work.