A mysterious night inferno has left Mathai Supermarket counting losses at its Murang'a outlet.

Eyewitness told reporters that the fire started from the first floor of the three storied building and quickly got out of control.

The fire is said to have started at midnight on Sunday.

Goods worth millions of shillings destroyed in Mathai Supermarket night fire in Murang'a branch
Goods worth millions of shillings destroyed in Mathai Supermarket night fire in Murang'a branch

The Murang'a fire department responded at the scene and allegedly ran out of water to put out the fire.

The only fire engine available for to put out the fire was then forced to go back to the headquarters to get more water.

The fire caused a black out in Murang'a town and its environs and is said to have lasted for a few hours.

Murang’a County Police Commander Josephat Kinyua confirmed the incident adding that investigations were underway.