On Thursday night, fire destroyed a dormitory in Bishop Ruhindi High School, Kebisoni sub county, Rukungiri district.
The fire broke out as students prepared to wind up their evening classes.
Students who spoke on condition of anonymity say they heard a loud bang before the fire broke out.
Fred Mucunguzi, the school’s head teacher, says fire destroyed students property in the dormitory worth millions of shillings.
Mucunguzi says the school has resolved to send the affected students residing in the dormitory home until new accomodation can be arranged. The dormitory housed 66 students.
However, unaffected students will continue with their studies.
Rukungiri District Police Commander Ruhunde Christopher says that the police managed to put out the fire before it could do more damage.