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Fire hits PH Army Headquarters

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 11:18 AM May 07, 2014

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MANILA, Philippines—A fire is currently engulfing the Army Support Command (Ascom) of the Philippine Army Headquarters  in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City Wednesday morning, a radio report said.

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The report said a fire of a yet unknown origin broke out in the explosives and ordnance  division office of the military camp.

Firemen train their hose at the Explosives Ordnance Battalion barracks of the Philippine Army after it caught fire in Taguig City on Wednesday, May 7. A large explosion during a fire destroyed a building housing the Philippine army’s explosives and ordnance unit Wednesday, injuring more than 20 people, mostly fire fighters and soldiers, a spokesman said. AP

Firefighters are still trying to contain the blaze that erupted inside the armory compound of the Philippine Army‎ in Taguig City Wednesday morning.

In an advisory by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), it said the fire started engulfing the headquarters at 10:42 a.m.

At least 10 were injured in the explosion, a radio report said.

Captain Anthony Bacus, deputy spokesperson of the Army, told INQUIRER.net that explosions were heard as the fire continued.

The loudest blast caused vibration in the area, Bacus said.

The fire reached the third alarm, but at 11:05a.m, the MMDA declared that the fire was already under control.

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