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Several families left in the cold following night fire in Mathare

Several families were on Tuesday night left homeless following a fire in Mathare slums.

The cause of the fire that affected tens of residents of Kosovo area is yet to be known.

Area residents say that the fire started at 10:30pm at night.

Dave Bokea said that he was already asleep when the fire started.

“I was woken up by screams as people tried to salvage their goods. We then started the rescue mission as we tried to put it off, ” he said.

County rescue team battled to contain the fire well beyond midnight.