Fire razes Zambo warehouse that stored noodles, rice, sugar, oil, ship parts
ZAMBOANGA CITY—Fire razed a warehouse owned by a shipping company on a commercial street here early on Sunday (Jan. 3).
Chief Insp. Jacqueline Ortega, city fire marshal, said at least P2 million in damage was caused by the fire in the warehouse belonging to Aleson Shipping Lines on Veterans Avenue.
Lawyer Jose Tan, owner, said the warehouse stored essential goods like noodles, rice, sugar, oil and ship parts.
The fire reached the second alarm and took more than an hour to put out.
Ortega said police were still investigating the actual cause of the fire, the first in the city in 2021.
She said the city had a total of 183 fires in 2020 which caused estimated damage reaching P52.3 million.
At least 88 of the fires involved structures that caused more than P50 million in damage, Ortega said.
Police listed power overload, short circuit, overheated appliances and open flames as the main causes of fires in the city.
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