Fire leaves Mchinji vendors desperate

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Hours after business operators were left in a somber mood following a fierce fire that burnt shops at a bus depot in Mulanje district, vendors from Mchinji have also faced the same fate after fire destroyed the district’s main market on Saturday.

According to reports, the fire started at around 2PM after a spark from Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) wires near the market.

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Residents from the district have disclosed that the incident began after ESCOM had carried out maintenance work on its power lines in the district.

ESCOM officials are yet to comment on the matter following claims that the fire started from their power lines.

Meanwhile authorities are also yet to calculate the cost of the damages the fire has caused.

The Mchinji fire incident becomes the third major inferno within a space of a month in the country.

The biggest blaze was at Lilongwe Mpanipani market where fire damaged property worth millions of Kwacha.

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48 Comments

  1. Malawi a moto,keep fire burning watch out sooner all Malawians wil be in flames tiyambe kuyenda ndi ma jelekani a madzi.. No wonder most politicians have hot tempers, moto wachibadwa kulalata.

  2. This fire thing now in Malawi is boring us. Kodi why Malawi? I think city and town planners must take this seriously and in future they must not allow an individual to build up his own shop or else face charges, government must build these markets on behalf of vendors themselves who does substandard job including wiring end of t he day basi ndi mimoto tuonayi

  3. Pastors, priests,prophets, Bishops,where are you? What are you waiting for? What is your responsibility lets join hands to stop this spirit of putting Malawi national on

  4. and u said u have fire department who r just getting paid but they don’t show up where the fire is oar I forget they don’t have water. I think now we need to put a blame on our government.

  5. Amalawi tiyeni tisithe zithuzi za pa mbedera yathu monga mkango, kambuku,mzere wa red wa brack zikuimira mizimu wa satana.sorry pp of mchinji.

  6. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE KOMAAAAAAAAAAA ZIMENEZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD SORRY FOR THE AFFECTED PPLE

  7. Malawi surely needs divine intervention in regards to these fires…eeeee! Ndima facilities angati amene apsya ndi moto….oti somehow amathandizira economy…..Church people…open your eyes….How about National prayers…Chauta alowerere ndithu…cause…this is so sad.

  8. Sorry to all the people that have lost businesses and jobs in this market. May the Good Lord give you the courage and wisdom to pick up yourselves and forge ahead.

  9. Ngati dziko muno, magetsi ali m’misika ndi m’madepoti mokha. Ndani akukutumani, pali zina zoti umapezapo phindutu ukutumidwa ndiye pali zina zoti sungapindule ngati izi.

  10. Iwe Mithi udziotcha misika, ndicholinga choti uzinena kuti wabwera. Walemba m’madzi uzingozitayitsa nthawi, malo moti ukanakhala ukugulitsa tsabola wako pansika lero ndiye ukuyenda ndidziko kulankhula zosamvekano. Komanso ngati muzipanga ndicholinga choti Escom izilipira, ndiye muli pamavuto osayamba ungoganiza ndim’mene akuzimira magetsiwa. Ngati izitenga ndalama kumalipira ngozi zake zopusa ukupangazi, udziwe kuti magetsi sadzatheka mpaka kale zonsezo ndi chifukwa chachibwana chako chowotcha misika.

  11. Tikamati katangale ndi tchimo,simumva lero ndiizo mukuona ESCOM inalemba anyamata osadziwa ntchito chifukwa pamene anyamata izama pamaphunziro aukadaulo wazamagetsi mudawasiya chifukwa analibe owaimira.Mulipire ngozi zonse zamoto zomwe zachituka mdziko muno.

  12. what is happening with these market fires almost every district in malawi now?.who does that and for what reason?.why cant government throgh police find out about this?