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Another Building Catches Fire In Bulawayo

Another Building Catches Fire In Bulawayo

Four families in Bulawayo were Tuesday night left stranded after a block of flats in the city centre caught fire, Chronicle reported.

The fire, which erupted at Ringwood Flats located at the corner of Second Avenue and George Silundika Street, is suspected to have started at around 4 PM.

Two weeks ago, another fire hit the city centre area when a fuel tanker caught fire during decanting while another flat at Ascot caught fire last month.

The entire third floor of the flat was reduced to ashes and tenants were left counting losses.

Bulawayo acting chief fire officer Mr Lynos Phiri said they delayed arriving at the scene as they were attending three other fire calls in Matsheumhlope suburb and Umguza.

One of the tenants, Mr Trymore Mangwiro, told Chronicle that he was informed about the fire while he was at work. He said:

We lost everything in the inferno as we could not salvage anything. My sister called the fire brigade but they delayed coming and as such they could not salvage anything. It is unclear what exactly transpired there.

Mr Mangwiro said he heard that the fire started in a room where there were only children whose parents were at work. 

A neighbour, Mrs Nomalanga Dube, said they only saw a thick cloud of smoke coming out of the flat.

She said the power was switched off and people were shouting for help.

The first fire tender arrived without water but they quickly connected to the nearby fire hydrant before two other fire tenders arrived.

Mr Phiri said they were still conducting investigations to establish the cause of the fire.

Bulawayo Mayor, Councillor Solomon Mguni wrote on Facebook last night urging residents to take insurance against fires. He also expressed concern over dilapidated buildings in the city centre.

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12 Comments

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

You refused brand new fire tenders in the name of opposing the mighty ZANU PF now four families are stranded.
This is just a clear example that the ccc cannot run a country. Imgine this is just council they failing to run what more about the country.
[PASI NE MHANDU]
[ANY MAN BORN OF A WOMAN WOULD NOT VOTE FOR CHAMISA IT IS SUICIDE]
Yours sincerely
William Sonboy Chinembiri
[THE BUSH LAWYER]


Smelly 1 month ago

This S. T. U. P. I. D. **** is farting out of his diarrhea infested anus again 😂

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

Suka wena with your manga manga ccc rubbish.

Ndex 1 month ago

Khangelani izibi zenu esbhonda City @Harare litshiyane lathi😠

😖 1 month ago

hmmm lawe uzenza wena ogcono akut****

Mwanawashe 1 month ago

You better stop smoking bush weed lawyer man


JC 1 month ago

And the fire brigade will still charge you for doing nothing .


Parasite 1 month ago

How many bush lawyers do we have


Virgin_____ia 1 month ago

Only one

Jabulani Ndlovu 1 month ago

CCC mayor Mguni you refused to accept those fire fighting vehicles ,it's your fault.Stop politicising things.The blame is on Nelson Chamisa, Fadzai Mahere , Solomon Mguni and the entire CCC leaders and foul mouthed followers.Its your fault


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@J.N 1 month ago

Your intelligence is very poor.
You are an embarrassment to yourself.


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Its a pity ina di city...



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