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Fire hits canteen inside GMA Network compound in QC

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 11:53 AM January 14, 2020
GMA 7 canteen fire

Security officers are seen checking the Alba canteen located inside the GMA 7 network compound in Quezon City, where the fire started around 11:30 a.m., January 14, 2020. (Contributed photo)

MANILA, Philippines — Fire broke out at the GMA Network compound in Quezon City on Tuesday, the Quezon City Fire Department said.

In a phone interview with INQUIRER.net, the fire department said the blaze started at the canteen at the ground floor of the compound.

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GMA 7 fire

Firefighters respond to contain the blaze that hit a canteen inside the compound of GMA 7 network in Quezon City on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. INQUIRER.net photo / Noy Morcoso

The fire started at 11:25 a.m. and reached the first alarm. It was later declared fire out at 11:45 a.m.

Fire investigators are on their way to the area to investigate the cause of the blaze, the Quezon City Fire Department added.

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), meanwhile, advised motorists to expect moderate flow of traffic along roads around the compound.

In a statement, GMA said that its employees were immediately evacuated to ensure their safety and were sent back to continue normal operations as the fire was put out.

Edited by JPV
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