Woman reported missing in Malate fire found dead

Published March 9, 2021, 10:05 AM

by Andrea Aro

A 69-year-old woman was found dead after she was reported missing in a fire that hit a residential area in Malate, Manila.

A 69-year-old woman was found dead after she was reported missing in a fire that hit a residential area in Malate, Manila. (BFP NCR/Manila / MANILA BULLETIN)

Fire investigators identified the victim as Lyndia Montero Bernal.

According to the initial report, the fire started at the ground floor level of a three-storey residential establishment at 3:19 a.m. and reached the first alarm.

The blaze reached the second alarm six minutes after it was reported and escalated to the third alarm at around 3:30 a.m.

The fire was declared under control at around 4:50 a.m. and was extinguished at 6:15 p.m.

Fire investigators placed the estimated damage to properties at P500,000.

Investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.

 
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