Hotel casino management denies fire was caused by renovation work

Published March 19, 2018, 12:45 PM

by AJ Siytangco

 

By MB Online

The management of The Manila Pavilion Hotel denied reports that the fire which razed the hotel casino on Sunday started at the renovation site in the casino’s second floor.

Firemen try to escape from heavy smoke at the Waterfront Manila Pavilion building, after a fire broke out at the hotel and casino complex on March 18, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE / MANILA BULLETIN)
Firemen try to escape from heavy smoke at the Waterfront Manila Pavilion building, after a fire broke out at the hotel and casino complex on March 18, 2018.
(AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE / MANILA BULLETIN)

In an official statement, the hotel’s management also clarified that the “ongoing welding works in the renovation site of the hotel’s casino” did not spark off the blaze. It also “categorically” denied that the “facility’s sprinkler system did not function during the fire incident.”

The management also assured that families of the affected are “assisted and taken care of”.

Meanwhile, the public and the media were urged to wait for the final and official report from the Bureau of Fire Protection’s investigation.

 
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