Fire hits SC Data Center, is put under control
(Updated: 8:21 a.m., April 12)
MANILA, Philippines — A fire occurred at the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
The BFP said in an initial report that the fire at the High Court along Padre Faura Street in Manila was declared at first alarm at 6:05 a.m.
The BFP said the fire broke out at the Judiciary Data Center Room on the court’s ground floor.
According to the bureau, the fire was put under control at 7:47 a.m. and was totally extinguished at 7:55 a.m.
The BFP is investigating the cause of the fire.
Atty. Brian Keith Hosaka, Supreme Court’s Public Information Chief and spokesperson, also confirmed the incident.
“The fire is already controlled and confined only in the Data Center housed in the SC Centennial Building along Padre Faura. I was told that a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) in the data center caught fire,” he said in a message to reporters.
The BFP has yet to release other details of the fire as of posting time.
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