Government has bought 42 fire tenders to re-enforce fire fighting departments in Zambia.
Local Government Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga has told ZNBC News in Livingstone that the fire tenders are scheduled to be brought in the country during the first quarter of 2017.
Mr. Malupenga says the Ministry will also build additional fire stations around the country to ensure quick response to fire outbreaks.
He says government has information that some fire outbreaks may be acts of arson.
Mr. Malupenga says government will ensure that property and lives of the people are safeguarded regardless of the causes of the fires.
The country has experienced fires which have gutted both private and public property with the most recent being the Maramba Cultural village in Livingstone.