Three families of government farms in Chunga township have lost property worth thousands of kwachas after fire swept through a block of flats on Sunday.
Lusaka District Commissioner Rosa Zulu who visited the affected families has distributed relief food and blankets to help cushion their plight.
Mrs Zulu urged the affected families to ensure that children are not left alone to take care of homes to avoid such incidents.
She further commended the fire bridge and the community for the quick response to quench the fire.
Mrs Zulu said despite the damage caused by the fire she is happy that no life was lost.
And owner of the flats Mubila Musika said the cause of the fire has not been established.
He expressed gratitude to government for coming to the aid of his tenants by donating food and blankets.
“The aid that government has given to these families will go a long way because all their properties including food, clothes and blankets were lost in the fire,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mwembeshi ward 31 Councilor Crispin Kabole has called on insurance companies to educate citizens on the importance of ensuring property.
Mr. Kabole said it is sad that property worth thousands of kwacha was lost stating that insurance could have helped ease their burden.