Fire damages Boracay market, nearby houses, resorts

/ 12:31 PM September 18, 2017
fire boracay

The fire in Boracay which started early morning Monday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY CHRISTINE SIDDRÉ

ILOILO CITY — A large fire hit a flea market on Boracay Island, Aklan early Monday, affecting stalls, houses and resorts.

The fire at D’Talipapa market was declared controlled around 9:30 a.m. nearly five hours after it started, according to Malay municipal councilor Nenette Aguirre-Graf.


The Bureau of Fire Protection was still investigating the cause and origin of the fire and extent of damage.

Aguirre said about 90 percent of D’Talipapa which had nearly 100 stalls was burned. Parts of neighboring resorts and boarding houses were damaged.


No casualties were reported as of Monday noon. /je

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: beach, Boracay, damage, Fire, island, market, talipapa
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2019 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.