Sources indicate that the fire erupted around 2:00 p.m. on Christmas.
Following the incident, Police officers from the Fire Brigade department rushed to intervene and put out the fire before spreading to other buildings.
Police Spokesperson, CP Kabera John Bosco has said that the fire only gutted two rooms of the building known as ‘Kwa Kabuga’. One was used as an office while another was vacant.
CP Kabera said that no one was injured except a table and chair damaged during the incident.
He went on to explain that the incident is suspected to have been triggered by electrical installation.
“The situation has been controlled and the building is now safe,” he said.
Apart from the traffic department, the building houses a branch of the armed forces bank, Zigama CSS and the Armed Forces Shop (AFOS).