Fire guts Ministry of Agriculture office in Tikwere House: Pictorial

Fire has gutted an office in Tikwere House on the floor which Department of Water and Irrigation occupies in City Centre, Lilongwe but the city council’s fire brigade came in time to extinguish it.

The wall socket where it is thought the fire started from -Pic by Roy Nkosi (2)
A window view of the damage cause by the fire -Pic by Roy Nkosi
Mwanza inspects the damage caused by the fire -Pic by Roy Nkosi

The department through its director of human resource, James Magwira and Lilongwe City Council have indicated an electrical fault as the cause of the fire.

“The fire was noticed around lunch hour and my fellow staff started snuffing it out while calling fire fighters,” Magwira said.

The office which has been destroyed belongs to the Chief Hydrologist who was reported to be in Blantyre for other duties at the time of accident.

According to Magwira, the cause of the fire has not been established. He, however, said his department together with fire fighters, was doing a postmortem to trace the cause.

“We are currently doing investigations jointly with fire fighters from Lilongwe City Council to discover the cause of the fire and the extent of damage it has caused,” he said.

Debris outside TIkwere house following the fire -Pic Roy Nkosi
Debris outside TIkwere house following the fire -Pic Roy Nkosi
A fire officer Gideon Mwanza briefs Tikwere house workers after the fire -Pic by Roy Nkosi
Fire fighters on site of the incident -Pic by Roy Nkosi
Smoke at Tikwere House

Fire fighters responded quickly to put out a fire that had started on one of the rooms on the 4th floor of Tikwere House on Monday.

Two  fire engines arrived at the scene within  seven minutes.

One of the fire fighters who was at the scene of incident, Gideon Mwanza, said they were informed in good time about the fire so they managed to extinguish it before it spread to other offices.

“We were informed five minutes after the fire had started and managed to extinguish it before it could reach other rooms,” Mwanza said.

The fire officer suspected that the fire was caused by electrical wires on the circuit which sparked and caused the fire, nevertheless he said the truth is yet to be discovered.

He cautioned that people should take good precaution measures when the fire occurs to avoid serious damage.

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dan
dan
1 year ago

I guess many things to do with this ministry seems not to be working, mmmmm my country Malawi komaaa even if I were a Landlord I would not rent my property to this ministry.

Katakwe
1 year ago

DPP is busy destroying structured put up by Ngwazi Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda. They want to create bogus contract for their friends to steal money, the way they did with Kawale bridge constructed by Getrude Mutharika’s company, Sawa.

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

DPP busy burning evidence as usual.

MG 3
MG 3
1 year ago

Burning the evidence of corruption in award of fertiliser and other contracts. Where is Chaponda and Tayoub?

Simple
Simple
1 year ago

Only DPP is capable of that. Kuba ndi uchigawenga. Tioetsana May 21.

Matcheso
1 year ago

Dear Dausi– chaponda — mchacha –mussa –goodal —mukutionongera katundu koma mulungu akumuonani– mwaotcha zambiri tikudziwa –zonsezi ndinu —

kavibangwa
kavibangwa
1 year ago

aaaaah kufuna kusowesa info bax

DR MANGA
1 year ago

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AGAIN . LMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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