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Fire hits informal settlers’ community in QC

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 04:12 PM February 09, 2019
Fire hits informal settlers' community in QC

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Updted @ 7:05 p.m., Feb. 9, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A fire broke out in a community of informal settlers in front of the Philippine Science High School in Quezon City on Saturday afternoon, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said.

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According to Fire Officer III Paterno Boncodin, the blaze along Agham Road started at 3:23 p.m.

The fire then reached the fourth alarm after 20 minutes.

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BFP declared the fire under control at 4:54 p.m., which firefighters then put out after more than 10 minutes.

Around 24 fire trucks in Quezon City responded to the incident.

Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the blaze. /jpv /atm

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