Fire has gutted kiosks at Dalia road in Bugembe Division, Jinja destroying property worth millions.
The kiosks housed boutiques and salons.
The Jinja Police fire brigade was unable to put out the fire after some rowdy youth pelted them with stones claiming their arrival was un timely.
In the process, one of the police officers identified as corporal Abel Wegulo sustained a deep cut on the head after being hit by a stone.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation although residents attribute it to a short circuit.