Kamuzu road market gutted down

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.

People gather at the burnt market - Pic by Watoson Maingo

People gather at the burnt market – Pic by Watoson Maingo

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.

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So bad hey


Why do these fires start only at night? Allergic to day light activities?

Boko harram

Satanic create this false fire how was bomb each ather to another shop i heard that fire was jump from shop to another shop what kind of that fire ? It must be peter wamutharika s group made this fire. Since they took power every where fire!!fire! Why????????????? Nankhumwa pls tell us what is happening in our country?

chindungwa jnr

Pepani kwa mlamba,Liganga,chimbalanga mavuto athu amenewo, kaya atsogoleri ndiye atithandiza bwa? NJAKATA

Boko harram

Kwamnamba kwa liganga kwchimbalanga kuchigombe kwachelizimba kwa kumchakama kwa kumtembwe kwa mangila kwa chelizimba kwa naboti kwa mguda kwa jamadini mudaiwala kaya amwene a chindungwa


Markets burning down seem to be on-going events in Malawi. Regular visits by the authorities to assess fire risks, etc. should be routine. Some people are being paid for not doing their job conscientiously. Markets are essential trading places and can’t be permitted to burn down regularly.


we bewitched ourseves by answering to the name FLAMES that is why every we just here of fire!fire has gutted thi market !oh that market, that shop hii! this house! oh!that factory,no!that bridge eeh!eeh! its time we changed from FLAMES tosomething else like buffaloes or cows so that we should a lot of meat than these fires.

Tipezeke munjira ya Yehova
Tipezeke munjira ya Yehova

Motowo mwati wachokera kuti?

Young masamba

Nde ife titani?

kaya kwathu
A note to all Disaster Risk Management people in our District, Town, and City Councils: As far as I know risk management, this is a discipline about looking ahead for things that can make us fail to achieve the goal of having market spaces that available and accessible all year round. Managing the risk of fires breaking out in our public markets is about assessing the probability of things that can start fires and putting out fires. When a new market has been constructed in Malawi, the materials used are bricks, steel, and wood here and there. But as time… Read more »

And you complain when Government asks you to pay tax. But very shortly you will be badgering Government for money on these stupid deliberate incidences.

Malawians are very ignorant people.

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