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Fire hits Navotas neigborhood

/ 04:48 PM May 04, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Firefighters continued to battle the fire in a neighborhood in Navotas City Saturday afternoon, nearly three hours after it broke out, the authorities said.

As of 3:45 p.m. firemen were still trying to put out the fire that struck a row of concrete and wooden houses on Buenaventura Street in Navotas’   Barangay Tangos, Fire Officer 2 Amado Ignacio said.

The blaze, which began at 1:25 p.m., reached the fifth alarm at 1:45 p.m., Ignacio said. It was placed under control at 2:22 p.m.

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“The fire is big so the firemen are still there, trying to completely extinguish the flames,” he said.

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