Did You Know: BFP responded to 16,408 fires nationwide Jan-Oct 2019
The Bureau of Fire Protection responded to 16,408 fire incidents nationwide from January to October 2019, a 14.23 percent increase over the 14,364 recorded during the same period in 2018.
Of the total fire incidents in 2019, 7,865 were structural, 7,660 were nonstructural and 883 were vehicular fires.
The estimated amount of property damage for 2019 was P6.36 billion, almost 60 percent higher than the P3.99 billion worth of damaged property in 2018.
—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
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