Fire destroys structures near police station in Nairobi

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Fire destroys several tin houses at Central Police station in Nairobi – Courtesy The Star, Kenya

A fire destroyed property near Central Police Station in Nairobi on Friday.

The Star news portal says the fire started at a facility known as Mabati house behind the station. They added that smoke engulfed the area including the cells and other facilities.

Witnesses say they heard two loud blasts before noticing smoke billowing high into the air.

The smoke and flames caused a heavy traffic jam along University Way as motorists tried to avoid the area.

Police say no one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation