Fire hits warehouse in Pandacan, Manila

    MANILA, Philippines – Fire struck a plastic plant in Pandacan, Manila on Saturday morning, February 1, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) Manila said.

    Fire hits San Miguel warehouse in Pandacan, Manila
    Fire engulfed plastic warehouse in Pandacan, Manila | Photo Credit: Manila PIO

    The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has raised the alarm to Task Force Bravo, which means it involves the regional district and prompting for more responding fire trucks.

    fire alarm level
    Photo Credit: Mok Pusong / Bureau of Fire Protection / Inquirer

    Reports said that the huge fire at San Miguel Corporation's warehouse along Tomas Claudio Street, Pandacan started around 10:30 a.m.

    Thick smoke seen in several areas in Manila and nearby cities.

    Senator and Chairman of Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Richard Gordon confirmed in a tweet that part of the ongoing construction of the Skyway has collapsed.

    Part of the ongoing construction of the Skyway has collapsed
    Part of the ongoing construction of the Skyway has collapsed | Photo Credit: Manila PIO

    PRC is also responding to the fire incident. Three fire trucks and two ambulances have been dispatched to help put out the fire and to provide immediate medical assistance.

    "Expect Moderate traffic on this area. BFP on site," the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) tweeted.

    — The Summit Express

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