Police officers in Mwala have launched investigations to determine the cause of a dorm fire at Katheka secondary school.

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Mwala sub-county police commander Ronald Kirui on Saturday told journalists that students belongings such as mattresses and beddings were consumed by the fire. 

Kirui observed that the Friday night fire left four girls with minor injuries. The girls were asleep when the fire broke out and as they struggled to flee from the dormitory they were injured. 

"There was a fire at Katheka secondary school on Friday night, the cause has not yet been established but we have begun investigations," said Kirui.

"Four girls were injured as the students scampered for safety after the fire broke out, however they have been treated and discharged," he added.

The fire was put off before it spread to the other dormitories.

Kirui says police officers have already recorded statements concerning the incident as the probe continues.

This incident comes days after Machakos boys high school students were sent home to give room for investigations following two fire incidents witnessed in the school in a span of one week.