Fire razes Malabon candy factory during heavy rains
More News from Philippine Daily Inquirer
Heavy rains did not prevent a fire from gutting a candy factory in Malabon City on Saturday morning.
Fire Officer 3 Jerry Torres, case investigator, said the fire, allegedly caused by lightning, razed the Philippine American Sweets on Rivera St., Barangay Tañong, at around 4 a.m.
Because of the heavy rains at the time, firemen had to walk through leg-deep floodwaters as they sprayed water from their hoses.
A fire-out was declared only after more than five hours.
Fire officials said the building also housed stocks of brooms and sticks made of wood and bamboo.
There were no reports of casualties. Damage to property was estimated at P2 million. Kristine Felisse Mangunay
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
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