P19M lost in Tondo warehouse fire
Around P19 million worth of damage was caused by a fire that razed three warehouses containing flammable materials in Tondo, Manila.
The blaze that raged for nearly 16 hours from Wednesday night until Thursday broke out in a compound where the warehouses were located on Narra corner Bambang Streets.
According to the Manila Fire District (MFD), the warehouses were owned by a Chinese businessman identified as Xu Jing Feng and contained fabric, textiles and bikes, among other goods.
Capt. Guillermo Firmalino, MFD investigation chief, said that the blaze took a long time to place under control due to the flammable nature of the materials inside the warehouses.
“[There were] mixed combustible materials mostly made of plastic, clothing or textiles, rubber and electrical,” he told the Inquirer in a text message.
The first alarm was raised at 10:44 p.m. Wednesday. The fire was declared under control at 7:57 a.m. Thursday and finally put out at 2:35 p.m.
No one was reported killed or injured in the blaze whose cause was still being investigated.
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