Fire hits Manila condo
More News from Jamie Marie Elona
MANILA, Philippines—A fire of still unknown origin that hit a condominium building along Vito Cruz Avenue, Manila was put out after almost two hours, a fire official from the National Capital Region Bureau of Fire Protection said.
Fire Officer 3 Sheila Balaba said the fire in Legaspi Tower located along Vito Cruz corner Roxas Boulevard, Manila that started at 10:55 a.m. reached fourth alarm before it was declared “fire out” at 12:43 p.m.
She said that while there were earlier reports that the 14th floor was the one on fire, she said based on the reports of firefighters who responded to the fire, it was the 15th floor that was affected by the blaze.
The fire broke out in unit 15-B, Legaspi Towers 300, five floors below the home of Manila mayor Alfredo Lim.
Lim, who maintains a unit at the tower’s 20th floor, rushed to the building to check family members, all of whom were safely evacuated.
Tenants of the 22-story building showed no signs of panic when they were evacuated from their units and instructed to wait at the lobby for the smoke to clear.
No immediate reports of injuries or casualties were reported as of posting time, as Balaba added that the amount of damages, as well as the cause of fire will both be determined after further investigation. With Jeannette I. Andrade, Philippine Daily Inquirer
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94