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Fire hits apartment building in Ermita, 2 other residential areas

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 03:29 PM April 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A fire broke out in an apartment building in Ermita, Manila on Tuesday afternoon.

The blaze hit Gotesco Tower located on Natividad Lopez Street in Ermita at 12:21 p.m., the emergency dispatch service of the Manila Police District (MPD) said.

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The fire reached second alarm in less than an hour. Firefighters put out the blaze ten minutes later.

The MPD said the fire is still under investigation.

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Fire incidents were also reported in residential areas in Quezon City and Caloocan.

At 2:09 p.m., a blaze on Calamba St. in Barangay Salvacion in Quezon City reached the second alarm, according to the emergency dispatch service TXTFire Philippines.

Meanwhile, a fire that struck houses at 14 Block 28 Dagat-Dagatan in Caloocan was declared under control as of 2:49 p.m.

As of posting time, both fire incidents are still ongoing. /ee

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