There was alarm in Entebbe town when a fire briefly broke out in the Post Bank along Entebbe Road on Wednesday evening.
The fire was first spotted by residents who work in the same building occupied by the bank that sit on the main road towards Entebbe International Airport and Kitooro trading centre.
An eye witness who identified themselves as Kevin Scotts Gidudu said they first observed smoke billowing out of the bank premises at about 6pm. The bank was already closed and this prompted the witness and others to call the police.
He says the guards were equally helpless and could only look on as the smoke from the building increased.
Another eye witness who operates as a commercial motorcycle rider (Boda Boda) says they attempted to use a fire extinguisher but did not have access to the point where the fire was.
He speculates that bank staff may have forgotten to turn off all electronics before retiring for the day.
He, however, complained that on reaching the scene, police and other security officials started beating up curious bystanders attracted by the fire.
Police with the help of the fire brigade soon contained the fire before it could spread beyond the bank premises.
Post Bank and the police are yet to issue a statement on the Wednesday evening fire.
PostBank Uganda (PBU) is a public company limited by shares and formed under the Public Enterprises Reform and Divestiture Statute of 1983 and the Uganda Communications Act, 1997. It was incorporated under the Companies Act in 1998 and is owned by the Government of Uganda with 100% shareholding.