A fire broke out at Malik Heights building on Ngong Road in Nairobi on Monday night destroying properties of unknown value.
According to security guards in the area, the building, which hosts a car bazaar, restaurant and offices, went up in flames a few minutes before 9pm.
Explosions could be heard from inside the building as efforts to salvage vehicles parked in the basement continued.
There were no injuries reported by Monday night.
The fire is believed to have started on the ground floor though its cause is yet to be established.
At least five firefighting vehicles were at the scene including two excavators that were used to clear sections of the road for vehicles salvaged from the building.
The nine-story building was opened for business in 2017.