An angry crowd has told Blantyre Fire Department personnel to back off after they arrived late at the scene of a fire accident.

A vehicle belonging to a Malawian of Asian origin caught fire just after the Maselema roundabout in the city and the owner alerted the Fire Department who took a bit of time.

By the time they were arriving at the scene the vehicle had been been badly damaged forcing the small crowd that had gathered, led by the owner to chant that the fire department personnel should leave.