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DID YOU KNOW: 1,217 fires hit Metro Manila in 1st quarter of 2017

/ 06:30 AM March 01, 2018

March was declared Fire Prevention Month by virtue of Proclamation No. 115-A signed in 1966 by then President Ferdinand Marcos.

According to the Bureau of Fire Protection, there were 1,217 fire incidents in Metro Manila in the first quarter of 2017.

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Of the total, 597 fires were nonstructural, 560 were structural, while 60 were transportation-related. —Marielle Medina

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