Fire hits residential area along C-5 Road in Taguig
Published: 6:23 p.m., Jan. 17, 2018 | Updated: 8:39 p.m., Jan. 17, 2018.
About 150 families were left homeless after a fire broke out in a residential area along C5 Road in Taguig City on Wednesday evening.
In a spot report, the Southern Police District (SPD) said two people were injured as the fire razed homes near Sitio Maliwanag and the AFP-RSBS Industrial Park in Western Bicutan, Taguig City.
— TXTFIREPhilippines (@TXTFIRE) January 17, 2018
FIRE ALERT: As of 5:53 PM, C5 road Taguig City, involving residential area. Now on 4th alarm. MMDA and fire fighters on site. #mmda
— Official MMDA (@MMDA) January 17, 2018
The fire was declared out at 7:36 p.m. after reaching the fifth alarm at 6:16 p.m., according to emergency dispatch service TXTFIRE.
TXTFIRE first reported that smoke was visible at 5:43 p.m., which was shortly followed by the first alarm and then the fourth alarm at 5:53 p.m.
Firefighters amd traffic enforcers were deployed in the area, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.
As of posting, arson investigators had been dispatched to the scene.
Fire in a residential area in Taguig (C5 road), smoke visible from Makati. Fire engines reached the area as of 5:50 pm.
— ~Every Steph I Take~ (@Steliciano) January 17, 2018
According to Twitter user Stephanie Feliciano (@steliciano), the smoke was also visible from the Skyway.
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