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3 hurt as gas station in Mandaluyong catches fire

/ 06:12 PM November 24, 2017

Radyo Inquirer 990 AM photo from Mandaluyong first district councilor Charisse Abalos-Vargas

A fire of still unknown origin gutted a gas station situated in an upscale community in Mandaluyong City on Friday afternoon.

Fire authorities said three individuals were brought to the hospital for treatment after the Petron gas station along Wack Wack Road near Shaw Boulevard burst into flames.

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In an advisory, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) spokesperson Celine Pialago said the investigators are looking into a possible construction-related accident that may have caused the fire.

According to a DZMM report, the Bureau of Fire Protection said the fire started at 5:02 p.m. and the blaze reached first alarm just after a few minutes.

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The fire was then declared out at 5:22 p.m.

The report said the BFP is still investigating the cause of the accident in the construction site.

It added that the MMDA also sent ambulance to the area while the authorities are clearing the fire scene. /jpv

CONTRIBUTED/Joys Camille Esmalde

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