Monday, September 21, 2020

Boracay Fire Reaches Highest Alarm; 50 Houses Razed

Boracay Fire Reaches Highest Alarm; 50 Houses Razed


7 Commandments To Revitalize The Country Safely

Medical experts recommend strict health protocols for public transportation.

Alibaba Cloud Launches New Digital Ecosystem Strategy In The Philippines

This will help local businesses adapt further to the new normal!

EDC Donates PCR Machines To Enhance Negros Oriental’s COVID-19 Resiliency

Energy Development Corporation donates equipment worth P8.5-million to Negros Oriental.

CeMAP, PISI Express Full Support For Bayanihan To Recover As One Act

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines and Philippine Iron and Steel Institute announce full support to the recently signed Bayanihan to Recover as One Act.

The fire that struck Sitio Ambulong, Manoc-Manoc village on Boracay Island on Thursday morning was raised to the highest alarm level as it destroyed about 50 houses, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Malay town, Aklan reported.

200 residents were displaced, although no casualty was recorded, Supt. Naz Cablayan, BFP Malay chief, said in a phone interview.

The highest alarm means all fire trucks available within and the nearest areas must respond.

Cablayan said 13 fire trucks from the BFP, Boracay Action Group – Fire and Medical Responders, and Boracay Water, among others, responded to the scene.

He said the station received the fire alarm at 8:40 a.m. Based on the initial investigation, the blaze originated from a kitchen fire.

“One of the residents was cooking rice when the fire reached light materials in the kitchen area. The resident was anxious and immediately went out of the house,” he said.

The fire spread to neighboring houses, mostly made of light materials. Fire damage was estimated at PHP1 million.

The fire lasted up to three hours as the firefighters faced challenges in reaching the area, finding it difficult to “penetrate” the narrow alleyways leading to the fire scene, Cablayan said, noting that the houses were also built too close together. Strong winds likewise fanned the blaze, causing it to spread quickly.

Cablayan said the area was considered “fire-prone” as “there were fire incidents there in the past,” which the bureau immediately put out.

Fire out was declared at 11:52 a.m. while firefighters continued their mopping-up operations and investigation. (PNA)

Latest News

Puregold Mobile App Makes Loading Globe Prepaid And TM Easier

The Puregold app makes grocery shopping even more convenient with its upate!

High-Speed Wi-Fi Available Across Cebu City, Davao City

Here's how fast these "high-speed" Wi-Fi connections are:

DOH Reports 3,257 New COVID-19 Cases, Recoveries At 208,790

COVID-19 cases in the country near 280,000 mark!

DepEd Strengthens Preparations For Distance Learning With Dry-Run Simulations

DepEd strengthens its preparations for the upcoming school year with dry-run simulations and NEAP transformation.

GMA News TV Brings Back Full Line-Up Of Newscasts Beginning September 21

The well-loved GMA News TV line-up is back in full force!

Sen. Hontiveros Urges DOH: Address Unpaid Pay, Benefits Of Health Frontliners Now

"Ibigay natin ang sweldo at proteksyon na nararapat para sa ating mga health worker bilang pagkilala sa kanilang kabayanihan at sakripisyo."

What Is The Difference Between Anxiety And Depression?

Anxiety and depression, both mental illnesses just as harmful as physical illnesses. Have you ever experienced these symptoms?

Harnessing The Power Of Tech Amid The Age Of Distance Learning

Here's how vital an IT infrastructure is in the distance learning era:

Only Tourists From MGCQ Areas Allowed In Tagaytay

Sadly, only residents coming from areas under the modified enhanced community quarantine are allowed to enter Tagaytay so far.

7 Commandments To Revitalize The Country Safely

Medical experts recommend strict health protocols for public transportation.