Half of the Kamuzu Road Market has been gutted down with fire which started at around mid night Monday according to officials from Salima District Council.
Assistant Disaster Risk Management Officer (ADRMO), Blessings Kamtema, said the fire has caused extensive damage to permanent structures and vendors goods.
Kamtema said the cause of the fire is yet o be established.
“We are not yet aware of the cause of the fire but the District Commissioner has called for a team of assessors to start assessment by 7.30 am,” said Kamtema.
“As of now we have visited the scene and indeed the fire was extensive but we can’t quantify the property damage until we complete the assessment,” he said.
According to Kamtema the assessment team comprise of members of the District Civil Protection Committee (DCPC) and officers from Police.
Another eye witness the fire has damaged mostly the hardware shops and banana sellers.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :