Fire hits Toyota branch at Bonifacio Global City

Published April 29, 2021, 1:30 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

A fire broke out at the Toyota Global City car dealership branch at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City Thursday morning.

Smoke billows from the Toyota Global City car dealership in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (TXTFIRE Philippines/ MANILA BULLETIN)

According to the Taguig City Fire Station, the fire started at 10:30 a.m. and reached the second alarm at 10:50 a.m. It was put under control at 11:19 a.m. before it was put out at 11:33 a.m. The amount of damage to property was estimated to be P350,000. 

Authorities said the fire originated from the third floor of the establishment, which was under renovation. There were no injuries or casualties. 

A total of 59 fire trucks from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), local governments, and volunteer groups, and three ambulances responded to the incident. 

Toyota Global City, located at the corner of 38th St. and 11th Ave. in BGC, issued this statement: 

“Today, April 29, 2021 around 10:25AM, fire broke out in Toyota Global City. We now wish to inform you that the unfortunate fire incident has been put under control. 

It added, “We sincerely thank the fire department of Taguig City and nearby areas for their prompt response and assistance.”

Because of the fire, it said, the branch will be closed tomorrow for assessment. 

“All our team members and clients who are present there are safe. However, we may not be able to serve your needs promptly tomorrow, April 30, 2021, as we need to close the dealership to ensure all safety measures are put in place before reopening. Thank you for your concern and support!” said Toyota Global City. 

Toyota Global City restarted its operations last April 12 after the government placed the National Capital Region Plus areas under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).