At least 6 hurt, P2 million in property destroyed in Manila fire
At least six people were injured while some P2 million in property was destroyed in a fire that razed a residential area in Manila Wednesday.
The fire started at 11:30 a.m. in a two-story house made of light materials at the corner of A. Rivera and Tayuman Streets, radio dzBB's Cecilia Villarosa reported.
The fire spread to a nearby four-story warehouse containing Chinese merchandise, the report added. It was still in the fifth alarm as of 2 p.m.
Firefighters asked people to keep their distance from the area as the burning structures may cave in, even as residents tried to save their belongings.
At least two fire volunteers were rushed to a hospital after being hit by a collapsing wall of the warehouse, one of them sustaining head and shoulder injuries, the report said.
A third fire volunteer was wounded in the left knee, while a resident identified as Maynard Benoyo was hurt after a washing machine he was trying to bring out of his house fell on his foot.
The other two injured included a fire volunteer who sustained a cut on the finger, and a civilian who suffered a suspected fracture after being accidentally hit by a fire truck.
It was the second fire to hit Metro Manila for the day. On Wednesday morning, a fire hit a residential area in Makati City. — BM, GMA News
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