Fire hits residential area in Binondo, Manila

Published February 16, 2021, 8:57 PM

by Minka Klaudia Tiangco

A fire hit a five-story residential building in Binondo, Manila on Tuesday evening.

(photo from Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office)

According to a report, the fire at San Nicolas Street corner Asuncion Street was first reported at 8:05 p.m.

It reached the second alarm at 8:11 p.m. and escalated to the third alarm at 8:24 p.m.

Firefighters declared the blaze under control at 9:03 p.m. It was put out at 9:19 p.m.

Investigation showed that two units were affected in the fire. Investigators estimated the damage at P300,000.

Around ffive families were affected. No injuries or casualties were reported.

Arson probers are now looking into the cause of the fire.

 
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