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Stop using refilled butane canisters

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Public warned after reports initially blamed butane canisters as cause of Punta fire The Department of Energy-Visayas is calling on the public to stop patronizing refilled butane canisters in their homes in cooking food as they are dangerous and can cause fire. Engineer Antonio Labios, DOE Visayas director, said that on top of refilled butane […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

10 destroyed, 3 damaged by fire in Punta Princesa

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CEBU CITY—At least 10 houses were razed to the ground while three others were damaged when a fire hit a compound in Barangay Punta Princesa in Cebu City on Wednesday morning. SFO Roger Dabalos of Bureau of Fire Protection said the fire broke out from Macaraya Apartment, Sacedon Compound in Sitio Caga, Don Bosco Road, […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Four destroyed, three damaged by fires

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FOUR houses were destroyed while three were damaged by two fires that occurred in separate occasions at a residential area in Cordova town last Monday afternoon and at dawn yesterday. The first fire broke out at Sitio Panagdait in Barangay Ibabao, Cordova. Fire Investigator Jason Sabanal said the fire supposedly originated from a utility post […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Land records not affected by DENR fire

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LAND records at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are intact. This assurance from Emma Melana, DENR regional director, comes after a fire broke out at the DENR compound in Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City, early Monday morning. “The (active) land records are stored at the records building occupied by the Environmental Management Bureau […]

Posted: March 14th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

FIRE HITS DENR

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Investigators not ruling out arson after loss of documents It was something they didn’t expect to happen. Various documents of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) went up in smoke in an early dawn blaze which struck the old DENR compound in Banilad, Mandaue City on Monday. The fire department […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

A YEAR AFTER FIRE

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Mandaue victims still await relocation A YEAR after a huge fire hit Barangays Guizo and Mantuyong in Mandaue City, hundreds of displaced fire victims have yet to start rebuilding their homes. Officials say this may finally happen soon as the city government has begun negotiating with the victims as well as the owners of a […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Fire guts old office buildings of DENR 7 in Banilad

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CEBU CITY—Fire destroyed two 2-story buildings of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR 7) located at Greenplains Subdivision in Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City about 3 a.m. on Monday. The blaze of still unknown origin damaged the three others two-story buildings and two cars parked inside the compound. SFO2 Cipriano Codilla […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

How to avoid burning your precious car

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It is heartbreaking to lose a car — especially in a fire — since for most Filipinos, owning a vehicle is a result of years of saving hard-earned money. But there are ways to prevent car fire, which is not uncommon during summer when the temperature is at its hottest. Here are some tips that […]

Posted: March 7th, 2017 in Enterprise,Motoring | Read More »

Fire damages 14 houses in Canduman

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  A total of 14 houses were damaged by a fire that hit an interior portion of the Canduman Housing in Barangay Canduman, Mandaue City past 9 a.m. on Friday. Fire investigator SFO1 Edgar Vergara of the Mandaue City Fire Station said that the fire started at the house of Ernesto Inot. The fire alarm […]

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

BFP looking for lots for fire station building

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As part of their long-term solutions to prevent fire incidents, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP-7) is asking the local chief executives in Central Visayas to donate a lot to be used in the construction of a fire station in their locality. BFP-7 director Senior Supt. Samuel Tadeo said that having a fire station in […]

Posted: March 1st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »