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Fire destroys 5 Ateneo buildings in Zamboanga City

/ 12:00 PM July 07, 2016
Ateneo de Zamboanga University Fire

The oldest structure in Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Brebeuf Gym, was on fire at 7:20 a.m. Thursday. Parts of other buildings, like the College of Law and Center of IT Services, were also damaged. Cause of fire is still unknown. Photo by Yara Lukman/INQUIRER

ZAMBOANGA CITY – At least five buildings, including an old gymnasium, of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University here were razed by a fire on Thursday morning.

Dr. Elmeir Apolinario, the city disaster risk reduction and management officer, placed to P5 million the estimated damage caused by the fire.

He said one of his responding personnel, Ronald Basilio, suffered a broken leg when a big piece of wood fell on him.

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According to Fire Chief Inspector Clint Cha said investigators and firefighters are still at the site, as of this posting.

“I cannot tell you the cause or extent of damage because our men are still on the ground investigating,” he said on Thursdaymorning.

Destroyed were the gym, the old and new College of Law buildings, part of the grade school building and the cafeteria, Apolinario said.  SFM

Ateneo de Zamboanga University Fire

The oldest structure in Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Brebeuf Gym, was on fire at 7:20 a.m. Thursday. Parts of other buildings, like the College of Law and Center of IT Services, were also damaged. Cause of fire is still unknown. Photo by Yara Lukman/INQUIRER

Ateneo de Zamboanga University Fire

The oldest structure in Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Brebeuf Gym, was on fire at 7:20 a.m. Thursday. Parts of other buildings, like the College of Law and Center of IT Services, were also damaged. Cause of fire is still unknown. Photo by Yara Lukman/INQUIRER

Ateneo de Zamboanga University Fire

The oldest structure in Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Brebeuf Gym, was on fire at 7:20 a.m. Thursday. Parts of other buildings, like the College of Law and Center of IT Services, were also damaged. Cause of fire is still unknown. Photo by Yara Lukman/INQUIRER

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