pope ph

Fire destroys parts of Sariaya market in Quezon

By |

LUCENA CITY, Philippines—A fire of still unknown origin broke out at the public market in Sariaya, Quezon, at dusk Thursday, a municipal councilor said.

Councilor Alex Tolentino, citing market vendors, said the fire started around 5:30 p.m. at the dry goods section of the market located along the Maharlika Highway inside the town proper.

Tolentino said the fire had already destroyed almost half of the market as of 6:64 p.m. as firemen from Lucena City and nearby municipalities were having a hard time putting off the blaze.

Senior Supt. Valeriano de Leon, Quezon police chief, said he immediately dispatched lawmen to the fire scene to help protect the market and nearby residents from looters.

The fire has paralyzed the movement of motorists along the Maharlika Highway resulting in long lines of stranded vehicles.

Follow Us

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Fire , Philippines - Regions , Public markets

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SS45ZT4JBPHZZ5FGDT4C7S3ORQ jonas c

    dati nasunog din ung palengke ng Batangas city before ng election hahaha

Copyright © 2014, .
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