Filtered By: News

Over 600 fire incidents in Metro Manila from Jan. to Feb. 2015 –BFP

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has recorded a total of 615 fire incidents in Metro Manila in the first two months of 2015.

Of these incidents, 18 people were killed and 46 were injured, according to a report on GMA News TV's “Balitanghali” on Monday.

BFP said the following were the top causes of fire incidents:

-- Problems with electrical lines - 162
-- Lighted cigarettes - 77
-- Unattended fire sources like candles and cooking stoves - 70

March is Fire Prevention Month. For the entire month, the BFP has lined up activities on fire safety awareness.

However, the first day of Fire Prevention Month started with a fire destroying 13 houses in Cubao, Quezon City.

A day before the start of Fire Prevention Month, Malacañang reminded local government units and the public to do their part in preventing fire incidents. —Trisha Macas/KBK, GMA News