Burning garbage may have caused fire in Talisay City school

By: Alven Marie A. Timtim August 13,2019 - 06:41 AM

Trash from behind the Talisay City National High School is seen burning in this photo from BFP Talisay City.

Cebu City, Philippines—The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)  in Talisay City, Cebu have reason to believe that burning garbage may have caused a fire that partially damaged the Talisay City National High School in Poblacion, Talisay City late Monday afternoon, August 12, 2019.

The fire was reported to the authorities at  around 5:57 p.m. and was put out at 6:36 p.m., according to BFP Talisay City. 

No one was hurt or injured during the fire, which damaged three classrooms of the school.

According to Senior Fire Officer 3 Sherwin Algoso, they found traces of burnt garbage in the vacant lot at the back of the building that served as a dump site for broken plastic chairs.

He said someone may have burned their garbage in the area and the fire from this later on spread until it reached the glass windows and the ceiling of one of the classrooms of the high school building.

The damaged caused by the fire is estimated to be at P60,000, according to BFP Talisay.

Algoso said they are still working to determine the exact cause of the fire and find the person responsible for burning the trash on the vacant lot. /bmjo

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