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Fire hits University of the East-Manila

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Fire hits University of the East-Manila

/ 10:16 AM April 02, 2016
PHOTO BY JERSON SINCHIOCO

PHOTO BY JERSON SINCHIOCO

A massive fire hit University of the East (UE) in Recto, Manila on Saturday morning, a report from Radyo Inquirer 990AM said.

The fire broke out at 9:35 a.m., TXTFIRE Philippines said. It said the blaze was raised to Task Force Charlie or third to the last alarm level at 10:05 a.m before it was placed under control at 10: 39 a.m.

A radio DZMM report said welding work at the College of Arts and Sciences Building may have sparked the fire.

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The report said the fire spread and also damaged the Engineering building including the University Chapel.

It said a fire official estimated damage to property at about P22 million.

No casualty was reported as university employees were immediately evacuated during the incident.

The fire happened a day after a massive fire razed the Faculty Center of the University of the Philippines Diliman. CDG

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