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Fire hits warehouse in Manila; nearby Skyway 3 section collapses


 

Fire broke out at a warehouse in Pandacan, Manila on Saturday morning, reaching Task Force Bravo past 11 a.m., according to the Manila Public Information Office.

In an update posted on the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MRRMO)-Manila PIO Twitter, a section of the nearby Skyway 3 being constructed has collapsed.

Skyway 3 section collapses.
Skyway 3 section collapses.

 

 

The Department of Public Works and Highways said it is monitoring the fire.

"We are currently monitoring the fire in Pandacan, Manila that affected the Skyway Stage 3 project. We will provide updates as soon as information from the assessment, investigation is available," Anna Mae Lamentillo, DPWH spokesperson and chairperson of the DPWH Build Build Build committee, said in a post on Facebook.


Earlier, the MDRRMO said the fire affected the San Miguel Yamamura Plastic Plant Corp. warehouse on Tomas Claudio Street.

 

The fire broke out at 10:36 a.m., according to the Bureau of Fire Protection.

As of past 10 a.m., the fire reached the third alarm, according to a report by Mao dela Cruz on Dobol B sa News TV aired on GMA News TV.

Thick black smoke could be seen rising from the Pandacan area on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, as seen in a photo taken aboard the Metro Rail Transit. Maricar Buenafe

 

Firemen were able to put the fire under control at 1:52 p.m., according to a report by Ralph Obina on Super Radyo dzBB.

 

 

Damage to property was pegged at P15 million, according to Fire Superintendent Roberto Samillano Jr, deputy fire marshal of the Manila Fire Department.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority advised motorists of moderate traffic in the area.

 

—KG/LBG/MDM, GMA News

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