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1 hurt as fire hits convenience store in Olongapo City

/ 05:44 PM October 12, 2018

Firefighters extinguish fire that struck a convenience store in Olongapo City on Friday. Photos by JOANNA AGLIBOT

OLONGAPO CITY — A fire broke out at a convenience store along Rizal Avenue in Barangay (village) West Bajac-Bajac here on Friday noon.

Firefighters extinguish fire that struck a convenience store in Olongapo City on Friday. Photos by JOANNA AGLIBOT

Store manager Aljurin Empinado was rushed to the James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital after suffocating due to the heavy smoke.

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Firefighters extinguish fire that struck a convenience store in Olongapo City on Friday. Photos by JOANNA AGLIBOT

Authorities said the blaze lasted for about 30 minutes, as firefighters managed to put out the fire by 12:45 p.m.

Firefighters extinguish fire that struck a convenience store in Olongapo City on Friday. Photos by JOANNA AGLIBOT

Investigators suspect that faulty electrical wiring might have caused the fire.

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