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Fire destroys car at the North Reclamation Area

By: Lesley Cara Delos Santos November 25,2016 - 05:56 PM
A Kia sedan was destroyed after it caught fire near a mall at past 3 p.m. on Friday (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA).

A Kia sedan was destroyed after it caught fire near a mall at past 3 p.m. on Friday (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA).

A Kia sedan was destroyed after it caught fire near a mall at past 3 p.m. on Friday.

The Cebu City Fire Station received the fire alarm at 3:53 p.m. near the Robinsons Galleria Cebu at the North Reclamation Area in Cebu City and was put out at 4:12 p.m., said SFO1 Roger Dabalos of the Cebu City Fire Station on Friday.

Kimberly Tiro, 18, the car owner, told Dabalos that she heard an explosion on the left side of the car’s front portion prior to the fire.

Tiro, a resident of Banawa, was said to be on her way to SM City Cebu with her cousins Danielle Gabrillo, 19, and Julie, 41; and her 1-year-old son.

Tiro’s passengers also recalled smelling gas before they heard something explode.

Tiro and her passengers were able to get out of the car before it was engulfed by fire.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire.

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