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P12-M damage caused by Taguig warehouse fire

/ 05:08 AM May 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A fire that lasted nearly 16 hours gutted two adjacent warehouses in Taguig City, causing P12 million worth of damage.

According to Fire Officer 3 Maricel Jilhaney of the Taguig City fire station, the blaze started at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday in one of the two warehouses which stored carpets and electronic appliances on Veterans Road in Western Bicutan.

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It reached the third alarm around 5:45 p.m. and was declared under control at 4:31 a.m. Wednesday.

But it would be another five hours before the Pasig fire station declared that the blaze had been put out.

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Around 21 fire trucks rushed to the scene with one of the volunteer responders suffering a head injury, Jilhaney said.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

/atm

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