Wild fire guts five houses in northern Uganda

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By Daniel Ojara

Residents of Lalogi sub-county in Omoro district are in anxiety, with nothing like shelters following the havoc caused by wild fire.

Five houses of different area locals has been blazed down as a result of annual bush burning which is common in the area, reports TND News Daniel Ojara in Omoro district.

According to local leaders of Lalogi sub-county, they said the alarming bush burning is because of land conflict now common among the communities and domestic violence.

The leaders say hunters are also setting bushes on fire to be able to kill wild animals for diet.

Since December 2018, at least 5 houses were reported scorched to ashes in Lugung village, Lalogi sub-county.

Davide Apire, the local council one chairperson of Lugung village in Gem parish says many people are now losing their property following the fire outbreak.

Apire said among the people who lost their property in fire outbreak are Bernard Lamony, a former police officer.

He says they are suspecting the causes of fire outbreak scorching houses to land skirmish.

But, as always, the Aswa River region police spokesperson, Jimmy Patrick Okema has been sounding warning to the public against bush burning.

“Communities must be alert in case any fire breaks and they have to call police,” Okema said recently.

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