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Fire hits homes, businesses along Manila highway

/ 02:45 PM January 24, 2014

Photo by BONG LOZADA/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines – Fire razed at least 20 residential and commercial buildings in San Andres Bukid, Manila Friday.

Radio reports said the fire gutted a stretch of homes and commercial establishments along Leyte Street at the boundary of Singalong and San Andres Bukid.

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Fire Officer 2 Raquel dela Pena, Manila Fire Department official, told INQUIRER.net in a phone interview that the blaze reached the fifth alarm after it started at 1:31 p.m.

Dela Pena said when the fire reaches the fifth alarm, the fire station in the affected area alerts the fire marshalls of other districts.

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Based on initial reports, the fire official said the fire was put out an hour after at 2:33 p.m.

Bureau of Fire Protection personnel on the scene were quoted as estimating the damage at P2 million.

No one was reported injured in the incident.

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