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Alabang fire fells Napocor tower, temporarily closes SLEx

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Alabang fire fells Napocor tower, temporarily closes SLEx

/ 12:00 PM April 19, 2017

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A fire that ravaged a community of informal settlers in Muntinlupa Wednesday morning caused a tower of the National Power Corporation (NPC) to lean towards the Alabang flyover and forced the temporary closing to traffic of the viaduct.

The blaze that started at 8:48 a.m. burned houses in a 400-square-meter lot occupied by about 80 families near the northbound Alabang toll gate of the Southern Luzon Expressway (SLEx), said Tez Navarro, Muntinlupa city public information officer, quoting the local fire station.

No injury or casualty was reported in the fire that reached the second alarm. It was put out at 9:15 a.m.

The fire, however, hit an NPC distribution line tower.

The northbound and southbound lanes of the Alabang viaduct were temporarily closed causing heavy traffic on SLEx, with the tailend reaching Southwoods exit in Biñan, Laguna.

According to the official Twitter account of SLEx, the Alabang viaduct was reopened to traffic at 10:32 a.m. CBB

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