Boracay fire leaves P2-million damage

The remains of the houses after fire struck around 3:01 a.m. on Monday, April 29. BY BOY RYAN ZABAL/AKEAN FORUM

BORACAY – Properties worth around P2 million went up in smoke after fire hit a Barangay Manoc-Manoc in this famed island resort.

Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Officer 3 June Lamerez said the structures were made of light materials, which allowed the fast spread of fire around 3:01 a.m. on April 29.

“Sa 40 gutted houses, mga walo ang occupied at ang ibang houses at bunkhouses ay walang tao. Malapit din ang area sa nasunugan noong Enero. Ito ay isang private property,” Lamerez said.

BFP reported no casualties in the incident and declared a “fire-out” around 3:58.

Arson investigators have yet to identify the cause and origin of the fire incident. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN)


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