Fire has razed down the kitchen of Mchinji District Hospital in central Malawi, destroying cooking appliances, furniture and other items.
The fire started at around 2am, according to Mchinji police publicist Moses Kajawa Nyirenda.
The cause is yet to be established, but they suspect to have been ignited by an electrical fault.
Meanwhile, armed police are guarding the offices of the Accountant General at Capital Hill in Lilongwe following reports that the offices were up in flames.
The enforcers got information of a suspected fire incident around 9 pm on Saturday but found no fire when they moved in.
As a precaution, the police disconnected power and restricted entry to the building.
Malawi has witnessed a number of fire incidents and about 10 markets have been gutted down by fire since 2004.
President Peter Mutharika set up a ministerial committee to look into recent incidences of fire.
The findings of previous investigations cite that fires were caused by illegal electricity connections, keeping in custody combustible materials in the markets, improper regulation of restaurants and arson, among others.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :