Firemen battle 12-hour grassfire in Bohol town
TAGBILARAN CITY — Firefighters in Guindulman town in Bohol battled a 12-hour grassfire in the mountain village of Lombog.
FO1 Mark Angelo Rizano said the flames were first noticed by some residents in Barangay Lombog, at least 20 km from the town proper, at about 12 noon on Thursday, August 5.
He said they responded to the fire call but were confronted with difficulties since their fire trucks cannot reach the mountainous terrain.
The fire got bigger due to strong winds and dry vegetation.
According to Rizano, firemen managed to control the blaze at around 1 a.m. on Friday.
The grassfire damaged at least 20 hectares of grass, bushes, and trees.
No casualties were reported.
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