Fire leaves Guinea Fowl High teachers homeless

Fire leaves Guinea Fowl High teachers homeless
Published: 19 April 2019 (140 Views)
SIX teachers and their families were left homeless when a fire destroyed two housing blocks at Guinea Fowl High School in Gweru following a suspected electrical fault.

Midlands Provincial Education Director, Reverend Tedious Matienga said no one was injured in the incident. The fire broke out at around 5PM on Tuesday.

Rev Matienga said they were still assessing the extent of the damage caused by the fire.

"I can confirm that we have received report of a fire outbreak at Guinea Fowl High School. I can safely confirm that fortunately there were no fatalities. However, we are still investigating the extent of the damage. I could not travel to the school today due to other pressing commitments," he said.

Gweru City Council public relations officer, Mr Manford Gambiza said the local authority's Fire Brigade quickly responded and managed to put out the fire.

"We were quite responsive as it took us 10 minutes to go and put out the fire. There was extensive damage to property. We suspect an electric fault."

Mr Gambiza dismissed reports circulating on social media that one of the council tankers had no water when they responded to the fire call.

"Social media is awash with reports that one of our tankers had no water which is false and I would like to urge the Gweru community to desist from circulating misleading information," he said.

Sources at the school said the six teachers and their families have since been allocated temporary shelter in the school dormitories since they are vacant as learners are on holiday.

- chronicle

Tags: School, Fire, Teachers,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Soldier up for carjacking

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 49 Views

Five 'plotters' denied bail

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 38 Views

Mnangagwa says, 'Don't panic'

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 49 Views

New Zupco buses come to Bulawayo

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 40 Views

Kidnap & assault magistrate acquitted

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 38 Views

Sangoma takes pangolin fight to High Court

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 38 Views

Chamisa buckles under Bulawayo pressure

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 41 Views

Government to hire 1,600 health workers

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 44 Views

Mnangagwa's 'last way to life'

by Moses Tofa | 23 May 2019 | 43 Views

Court freezes car dealer's bank account

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 37 Views

Chasi guns for State-owned firms

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 23 Views

Ginimbi's passport temporarily released

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 38 Views

Headmen in soup for inviting tsikamutandas

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 47 Views

Zimbabwe's outlook not rosy, says Fitch

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 35 Views

Zimra dollarises border charges

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 42 Views

'Mnangagwa leadership hurting us'

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 37 Views

Zimbabwean prop join Sharks

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 37 Views

Mnangagwa's dialogue will not work, simple!

by Nqaba Matshazi | 23 May 2019 | 36 Views

Mohadi snubs Chief Ndiweni

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2019 | 33 Views

Zimbabwe Women's seven's side coach steps down

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2019 | 79 Views

Guard against uncontrolled fires

by Thomas Murisa. | 22 May 2019 | 72 Views

Lack of Political will has brought unnecessary calamity

by Tinashe Eric Muzamhindo | 22 May 2019 | 111 Views

Mnangagwa faces impeachment

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 185 Views

Perence Shiri dissolves CSC board

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 103 Views

Zimbabwe Army steps in

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 134 Views

Chamisa's spin doctor attacked

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 106 Views

Counseling offered for Game of Thrones fans

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 97 Views

Nelson Chamisa rallies Zimbabweans

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 116 Views

Best/ top data transfer apps from iPhone to Android

by Staff Writer | 22 May 2019 | 80 Views

Chamisa reaches half a million mark

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2019 | 95 Views

Parly to undertake public consultations on review of Water Act

by Community Water Alliance | 22 May 2019 | 98 Views

Mnangagwa addresses a divided ZANU PF caucus

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 104 Views

Binga airstrip set for $4m upgrade

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2019 | 89 Views

Mnangagwa joins African Peer Review Mechanism

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2019 | 62 Views

BREAKING: Cyril Ramaphosa elected President of South Africa

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 75 Views

Jacob Mudenda blocks fuel situation debate

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2019 | 88 Views

Chamisa's MDC still to appeal High Court ruling

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2019 | 77 Views