Festival Mall reopens at 4 p.m.
MANILA, Philippines – The Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, reopened at 4 p.m. after it closed following a fire Monday morning.
Fire razed a portion of the mall around 11:05 Monday morning and reached first alarm before it was put out around 11:45 a.m., said Senior Fire Officer 1 John de Guzman of the city’s fire department.
De Guzman said the fire started at the Bench store on the second level of the shopping center, adding that they had yet to determine what caused it. The store and a few other stores nearby remained closed. The area still smelled of smoke.
De Guzman said there was no reported injury during the fire.
Six firetrucks responded to the area, De Guzman said.
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