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Fire destroys part of downtown eatery

Fire destroyed the main eating area of an eatery in downtown Nairobi on Sunday afternoon.

Employees at Altona Fish and Chips hotel, located along Tom Mboya street, said they noticed flames of fire from the chimney which prompted evacuations.

“I was in one of the rooms inside the hotel when I saw customers running outside and I noticed the whole room was full of smoke,” said one of the waiters.

Eye witness said the fire spread fast to the neighbouring building.

Business premises along the street to closed for fear of looting.

The Fire was contained by the Nairobi firefighters.

Police at the site said the cause of the fire is still unknown.

Many of the customers camped outside demanding to be paid back the money they had spent in the hotel.