Firefighters deal with fire on Nico House in Blantyre

Blantyre City Council fire brigade were tackling a fire in Nico House in Blantyre City on Friday.

Fire fighters firefighters were tackling a fire in Nico House
Nico House in Blantyre on fire
Nico House in Blantyre on fire
Nico House in Blantyre on fire

The cause of the fire is not yet known but an employee of Nico says there’re renovations at NBS bank which is also housed in Nico House.

The fire started from third floor.

Everyone was  evacuated from Nico House and  section of the highway from Petroda Filling Station through Escom House was closed.

According to witnesses, the BCC Fire Brigade struggled to reach the top floor which was engulfed in fire because they had no ladders to reach the floor while the fire engines had little water carrying capacity, and had to be repeatedly driven off to be refilled.

BCC chief fire officer Prescot Sailas on Friday conceded: “Despite facing challenges we managed to successfully put out the fire.”

Nico House also houses Shifa Private Hospital. Patients were  evacuated.

The cause of the fire was not known at this stage.

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ndele
ndele
2 years ago

aochaso. next ikhala building iti/ tikumvaaaaaaaaaaaaa

ndele
ndele
2 years ago

atenyjaso. tikumva tidikile. cilipo cilipo.
komso a malawi anta dongosolo la zinthu. ma building antaaa protocol. how and when to call for help anta kuidziwa\
fire extinguisher palibe amaidziwa , no training, no fire exits. antaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
LIP SERVIVE no 1. kunena kulemba ma speech no 1

Kalekeni Kanene
Kalekeni Kanene
2 years ago

Mesimadzi. You are a tribalist. Dangerous person in a country like Malawi. Shame!!!!

Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
2 years ago

Inakakhala ofesi ya chaponda bwezi atumbuka akunena zambiri. Pepani Nico company.

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago
Reply to  Mesimadzi

Simugonatulo ndi atumbuka? Ndiye ndinu omvetsa chisonitu

Chameleonesentimentals
Chameleonesentimentals
2 years ago
Reply to  BigMan

Nzeru alibe anthu amenewa. Amaopa mtumbuka kwambiri.

Pumbwa
Pumbwa
2 years ago
Reply to  Mesimadzi

Wanker

mtumbuka
mtumbuka
2 years ago
Reply to  Mesimadzi

Simukugona ndi atumbuka eti

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

The white man walking away from the scene looks suspicious, question him quickly. And why are some of the Malawians smiling at the tragic scene unfolding in front of them?

We need to enact laws that these tupes of buildings should have fire suppression systems like sprinklers or smoke alarms installed. Blantyre will soon look like a Ghost town after escom house also burnt down years ago.

Yosefe Mateyu
Yosefe Mateyu
2 years ago
Reply to  BigMan

And most buildings in Blantyre are old

Bystander
Bystander
2 years ago
Reply to  Yosefe Mateyu

There is always no followup on institutional fires or arson in this country

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