Neighborhood store in Legazpi City catches fire
LEGAZPI CITY – An outlet of SM Savemore Market in this city caught fire Sunday morning.
According to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in the city, the fire started at 7:25 a.m. in the Savemore outlet located next to this city’s central bus terminal and across the street where SM City Legazpi in Barangay (village) Bitano stands.
Carlo Lorica, a security guard at the establishment, said he and other employees tried to stop the flames, which originated from the cold storage room, from spreading, with a fire extinguisher but failed.
He said they then evacuated the other employees working at the building as the fire started engulfing around 70 percent of the place.
The BFP said the cause of the fire had yet to be determined but employees of the establishment said they blamed faulty wiring in the cold storage room.
As of noon Sunday, the firemen were still at the scene.
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