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Star City blaze damages Manila Broadcasting Co. facility

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 07:51 AM October 02, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) facility in Pasay was also gutted by a fire that first broke out at the adjacent Star City amusement park before dawn Wednesday.

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Photo posted on Twitter shows the fire at Star City as authorities raised the fourth alarm. (Photo courtesy of Fire Alert Metro Manila)

MBC President Ruperto Nicdao, in a statement said the company is coordinating with authorities to determine the cause of the blaze.

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Despite the fire, Nicdao assured that its FM radio stations Love Radio, Yes the Best and Easy Rock will continue broadcast operations.

Meanwhile, its AM station DZRH is also expected to be back on air within 48 hours or less, Nicdao added.

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The amusement park was hit by fire just after midnight on Wednesday.

The blaze reached Task Force Alpha at 2:28 a.m.,  fire emergency dispatch TXTFire reported.

READ:  Fire hits Star City in Pasay

The Pasay City Fire Station told INQUIRER.net in a phone interview that the blaze was declared under control at 4:32 a.m.

No casualties were reported.

Because of the blaze, Star City management said the amusement park will be closed throughout the Christmas season.  /gsg

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