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3 firefighters suffer from suffocation in QC fire

/ 01:32 PM September 17, 2014
Baesa fire

Photo contributed to INQUIRER.net by Tyrone Jay Almendrala.

MANILA, Philippines–Three firefighters suffered from suffocation while responding to the blaze in a rubber factory in Quezon City which has reached Task Force Charlie on Wednesday afternoon.

Superintendent Jesus Fernandez, Quezon City Fire marshal, told INQUIRER.net that three of their personnel were rescued from the burning NSR Rubber Corporation along Mendez street in‎ Barangay (village) Baesa.

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“They were rushed to the nearest hospital. They are all safe now,” he said in a phone interview.

Fernandez said the fire, which started at 11:06 a.m., was put under control at 1:06 p.m.

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“But our operations would still continue. The fire has not been put out completely,” ‎he added.

The cause of fire and the amount of property damages are still being investigated by the authorities.

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