3rd Mall Fire hit Pasay in a few months time…

An hour-long fire destroyed almost P2 million worth of property at an employment agency holding office at a Mall Thursday night in Pasay City.

The cause of the fire which gutted the office of the International Promoter and Manpower Corporation in a building near the Taft Avenue MRT station in Pasay City is still unknown as of posting.

The blaze began at around 9:55 p.m. Thursday and intensified some five minutes later, prompting more fire trucks to help put out the blaze..

The fire was eventually declared under control at 10:40 p.m. and was put out some 20 minutes later by BFP and volunteer firefighters which included among others, Metropolitan Composite Fire and Rescue Volunteers

Child believed to have perished in a mid-day fire at Paco, Manila

A fire destroyed 50 houses in Paco District of Manila before firefighters were able to put it under control past 1 p.m. on Monday. Metropolitan Composite Fire and Rescue Volunteers helped to find a child who is believed to have been trapped in one of the houses. The child has not yet been found as of this posting.

The fire, which started at the corner of Gomez and Canonigo Streets, had reached Task Force Bravo as of Monday noon. The fire broke out near an orphanage and a local high school.

Firefighters had a hard time getting to the source of the fire which started around 11AM because of the narrow streets and congested residential area.

Residents tried to save their belongings, while some of the men stayed behind and formed a water brigade to try and stop the fire.

Manila Public Library Fire

MCFRVI responded to a “verification” call to the Manila Public Library located beside the City College of Manila.

Call came in a little after midnight, 21 July 2008.

Knowing the valuable significance the library plays for our youth, MCFRVI responded immediately despite the distance.

It is a very good thing that the only room that got burned was a room located at the ground floor, used for storage, away from the book collection of the library.

MCFRVI returned to base around 1:30A.M.

Pure Gold Mall in Pasay Gutted by 18hour fire, second fire some three hours later hit residential area

A fire that hit a mall in Pasay City before dawn Thursday was finally declared “out” after more than 18 hours, but firemen kept watch over the site lest the fire restart.

 

 

Firefighters declared the fire out past 8 p.m., more than 18 hours after the fire started – shortly before 3 a.m. At least five persons, including a volunteer, were hurt battling the blaze.

While arson investigators declined to estimate how much damage to property the fire caused, they are verifying information that the fire was deliberate.

 

Metropolitan Composite Fire and Rescue Volunteers were there to help put out the fire. We responded to the area three times, going back to base just to rest a bit and have something to eat as the fire exhausted the manpower of the group.

 

The third time the Metropolitan Composite Fire and Rescue Volunteers responded to the same area was for a second fire where several houses near the Puregold Plaza in Pasay City caught fire early Friday morning, hours after the main blaze in the mall has been put out, apparently because of the intense heat.

 

Some 20 houses made of light materials and concrete were reported damaged as a result of the blaze.

 

Though hampered by narrow alleys in the neighborhood, firefighters managed to put out the second fire.

 

Residents claimed burning debris and embers fell on their roofs when the mall was burning.Senior Insp. Junito Maslang, Pasay City fire marshall, said the second fire began at 3:40 a.m. Firefighters declared a fire out at 5:57 a.m.

HS student killed in Manila fire

 

 

 

Metropolitan Composite Fire and Rescue Volunteers responded to a fire before dawn Friday, 11 July 2008, where high school student died after being trapped in one of the five houses gutted by fire in Sta. Ana district, Manila.

Police identified the fatality as Francisco Leodones, 12, of No. 1725, Punta in Sta. Ana district.

Snooky Leodones, the victim’s aunt, said they tried to wake the victim up as flames consumed their home around 3 a.m.

The woman said she hurriedly ran out of the house and tried to save some belongings, thinking that her nephew was already safe outside.

She discovered that Leodones had died in the blaze when firefighters found the body of the 13-year-old victim during mopping-up operations.

Initial reports had indicated there were no casualties in the fire that hit the victim’s two-story house and the nearby General Emilio Aguinaldo Integrated School.

Arson probers said that flames spread from the Leodones family’s home toward the Emilio Aguinaldo Elementary School. At least three floors of a school building were gutted.

Fire also destroyed four more houses before flames were put out around 4 a.m. after reaching fifth alarm.

School authorities made arrangements for the students to temporarily go to a nearby school.

Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire and the property damage.