The Lusaka City Council says preliminary investigations into the fire that gutted some makeshift stalls at Kulima Tower bus station indicate that it was caused by a brazier.

LCC Public Relations Manager George Sichimba says a brazier was left unattended to in one of the makeshift restaurants.

Mr. Sichimba says the owner or worker could have knocked off leaving a pot of beans boiling in readiness for early customers today.

He says it is suspected that the pot started burning after water completely evaporated or fire could have just spread from the source to other parts of the shop.

Mr. Sichimba however says a few other shops where affected but quick response by LCC Fire Brigade prevented fire from spreading further.

He told ZNBC News in a statement that three fire engines where dispatched immediately the fire was reported.

Mr. Sichimba has since warned traders in markets and other trading places, including those that could be lighting fire to warm themselves to avoid leaving fire unattended to.

He said this season is prone to fire outbreaks because of windy conditions which could easily spread fire from a source to other areas.

Mr. Sichimba has also warned residents not to be leaving candles unattended to at night, especially that the city is experiencing Zesco power load management.

Last night fire broke out at Kulima tower bus station affecting the pre fabricated stalls.
[ZNBC]

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    • Prime land = Patriotic Fires.

      Only a PF cadre would believe this flimsy story about what caused this (and others before) fire.

      Open your eyes.

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  1. So this time around no police cadres rounding up so called UPND arsonists? Or the VP herself crying sabotage by the UPND. Shameful! You lot should be apologizing to the UPND already

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  2. If only the brazier could defend itself.
    Because it was unattended so it caused the fire, even when there was nothing flammable nearby? Why do always look for a blame to give as an answer. Better fire fighting techniques don’t just mean overpriced fire engines, it also includes problem solving knowledge.

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  3. Gwilani … it’s HH again at it! Cadres plan to give more money into people’s pocket…. Station or matebeto .?

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  4. worker could have knocked off….why the worker wasn’t knocked off? what is to knock off? is this zambian english? cos..here in SWEDEN WHEN IS SAY IAM KNOCKING OFF ..EVERYBODY LOOKS AT ME WITH SYMPATHY LIKE IAM ABOUT TO FALL OR SOMETHING

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  5. Anyoko.learn another language .It seems the queen’s language is miles ahead of you. I would to ask a question…Kulima Tower is in town,the capital city..and people cook food and sell it there ? Here comes cholera again ! It seems Zambians are copying a lot from DRC.

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