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P10M lost in Mandaluyong auto shop fire — BFP

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 11:48 AM February 19, 2019
Fire engulfs auto repair shop in Mandaluyong City

Flames gobble up the Autoplus car shop on Edsa, Mandaluyong City, on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. SCREENGRAB from Colins_Mab Twitter

MANILA, Philippines – Investigators recorded an estimated P10 million from damage in the fire that gutted an auto repair shop in Mandaluyong City on Monday, a Bureau of Fire and Protection report showed on Tuesday.

According to the spot report obtained by INQUIRER.net, the fire that started at 11:14 a.m. originated from the stockroom of Prestige Autosports Center Corporation owned by Raymund Lu Go.

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The stockroom was located between the showroom and the work area of the shop.

READ: WATCH: Thick, black smoke rises as fire engulfs auto service shop

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From the stockroom, the fire quickly spread to the showroom. Several cars under repair and maintenance were destroyed by the blaze.

A car parked inside the shop burned and the heat caused the explosion of drums of used oil.

A Mustang, a Porsche, and a Subaro owned by a private individual, two closed vans owned by the company, and two vehicles of reelectionist Senator JV Ejercity were reportedly among the vehicles affected by the fire.

READ: JV Ejercito’s ‘lucky’ car, SUV burn in Mandaluyong auto shop blaze

The BFP did not record any casualties from the incident. /cbb

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