Fire breaks out in 5-story commercial building in Pasig
A fire of still unknown cause broke out Monday evening at the Marius Arcadia, a five-story commercial building at the corner of Pag-asa Street and C. Raymundo Avenue in Barangay Caniogan, Pasig.
The building is separated by another establishment from a Shell gas station along Raymundo Avenue.
According to Facebook updates by the Pasig Public Information Office, the Bureau of Fire Protection raised a first alarm on the fire shortly after 6:00 p.m. and raised it to Task Force Alpha shortly after 10:00 p.m.
Task Force Alpha requires 14 fire trucks to get to burning building.
As of this midnight on Tuesday, firefighters were still trying to put out the blaze, which kept burning reportedly because so much plastic materials stored in the building, according to a report by DZMM TeleRadyo.
Meanwhile, DZBB reported that some residents near the burning building had evacuated their homes.
Fire Alert Metro Manila, a volunteer group, posted some pictures of the fire on its Twitter account.
There were no reports of injuries. But the fire caused traffic around the area to get heavy. /atm
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