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Fire hits Catarman public market

By: - Correspondent / @rdejonINQ
/ 11:28 AM March 17, 2019

People take pictures of the fire that is engulfing a building in the public market of Catarman town, Northern Samar, on Saturday night. PHOTO COURTESY OF EMIL ANIBA.

ORMOC CITY, Philippines — Fire caused by faulty electrical wiring reportedly destroyed a  building in the public market in the capital town of Catarman, Northern Samar, on Saturday night, fire officials said.

The Catarman police reported that the fire broke out in the middle of the building that contained dry goods at 9:26 p.m. on Saturday.

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Fire engulfed the entire building, the report said.

The Bureau of Fire Protection said fire trucks from nearby towns of Mondragon, San Jose, and Lope De Vega in Northern Samar, as well as from Catarman, responded to the fire alarm.

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The fire was put under control at 10:30 p.m. and declared put out at 12:05 a.m. on Sunday.

No one was reported hurt but the blaze destroyed at least P2 million in property, the BFP said. /cbb

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