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P100k worth of property lost in Manila dormitory fire

/ 12:25 AM January 31, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—A FIRE broke out at a dormitory for students in Sampaloc, Manila, Monday morning and destroyed some P100,000 worth of property.

Nobody was hurt in the blaze, which lasted for around 40 minutes, but Fire Officer 3 Sergio Pangan of the Manila Fire Department suffered minor injuries due to broken glass while trying to extinguish the fire.

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The fire estroyed two rooms in the three-story Andrea Dormitory at 932 S.H. Loyola St. in Sampaloc district.

Boarders of the dormitory were alarmed when they spotted smoke coming from one of the rooms in the establishment, prompting them to evacuate.

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SFO2 Emmanuel Gaspar, arson investigator of the Manila Fire District, said that the blaze started at 6:18 a.m. in Room 107 on the third floor and quickly spread throughout the old building, which was made of light materials.

He added that the immediate response of fire-fighting units helped prevent the flames from spreading beyond the two adjacent rooms.

The fire was put out at 6:58 a.m. after it reached the third alarm. Its cause remained under investigation.—With a report from Erwin Aguilon, Radyo Inquirer 990AM

Originally posted: 10:23 am | Monday, January 30th, 2012

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