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Araneta-owned warehouse in QC catches fire

/ 04:44 PM December 18, 2014
Photo by Julliane Love de Jesus/INQUIRER.net

Photo by Julliane Love de Jesus/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Delivery vans, rubber, carton boxes and cable wires burned inside an Araneta Group-owned warehouse in Cubao, Quezon City, as the building caught fire Thursday afternoon.

The main warehouse of Philippine Pizza Inc., located on Edsa in Barangay (village) Kaunlaran, was hit by fire around 3 p.m.

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Philippine Pizza Inc., franchisee of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Dairy Queen, is managed by the Araneta Group owned by the family of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.

Arson investigators have yet to find out the cause of fire.

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Kaunlaran village chief Jose Antonio Talamayan told reporters that the fire may have been caused by an unattended acetylene bottle used for welding.

No one was hurt in the incident, Rommel Sucgang, Red Cross Quezon City chapter head, told INQUIRER.net

A neighborhood in nearby village of Bagong Lipunan was disturbed as firefighters and police volunteers had to pass through a row of houses to contain the blaze.

Six fire trucks responded to the area as it reached second alarm at 3:10 p.m. It was quickly put out at 3:25 p.m.

Sucgang said the fire did not affect nearby houses as they were protected by a firewall.

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