Fire hits uptown hotel in Cebu City

By: Ador Vincent S. Mayol May 23,2017 - 07:53 AM
Firefighters managed to control the blaze at the basement 2 of Crown Regency Hotel and Towers at 5:03 a.m. and put the fire out at 5:57 a.m. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

Firefighters managed to control the blaze at the basement 2 of Crown Regency Hotel and Towers at 5:03 a.m. and put the fire out at 5:57 a.m. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

CEBU CITY- No one was reported injured in a fire that struck the storage room of a hotel in uptown Cebu City on Tuesday dawn, prompting guests to quickly vacate the place for safety.

Firefighters managed to control the blaze at the basement 2 of Crown Regency Hotel and Towers along Osmeňa Boulevard in Cebu City at 5:03 a.m. The fire was put out at 5:57 a.m.

Senior Supt. Samuel Taneo, director of the Bureau of Fire and Protection in Central Visayas (BFP-7), said they were verifying reports that a lit cigarette or a faulty electrical wiring caused the fire.

“Everything is under investigation for now. We have not made any conclusions at this point,” said Tadeo in a radio interview over radio station dyAB. Investigators had yet to determine the cost of the damage.

The Cebu City Fire Department received the alarm at 4:57 a.m.

Firemen used their breathing apparatus in entering the basement of the hotel since it was filled with smoke when they arrived.

Hotel guests were advised through a phone call to calmly leave the building while firefighters were putting out the fire.

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