A car sale along Robert Mugabe street has been gutted by fire today. Several cars were burnt. The fire brigade has arrived but without water. The cause of the fire is said to have been a burning tyre.
Our reporter Moses Matenga says more than five vehicles went up in smoke. There was chaos as people tried to drive some of the vehicles to safety while hundreds of people stampeded to catch a glimpse of the huge fire breakout.
About two haulage trucks were burnt to ashes while a bus also caught fire. Part of the building collapsed.
Below is a collage of pictures compiled by John Mokwetsi.
“Fire brigade does not carry water around but depends on water valves that are strategically paced around the city. When they get to a site they quickly look for the valves so as to connect the hose and draw water from there. The problem is these valves are either vandalised or have no water due to the frequent water cuts (but more often its vandalism).”
“A fire brigade arriving on the scene without water? Why bother? They should have parked the big truck, saved on the diesel and took kombis to the scene instead.What were they hoping to achieve by arriving without water? A similar thing happened in Mt Pleasant Harare this year. They had to get water from the neighbours.”
“Whose car sales was it? Why did it burn? Sure we know how, becoz a tyre was burning somewhere close, but who lit that tyre? Was this car sales properly licensed by the council? Kana vasina vachadya izvozvo!”