Ceiling fan causes fire in Basak San Nicolas

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio September 24,2019 - 10:12 AM

Fire in Basak San Nicolas Cebu City Sept 24, 2019

WATCH: Senior Fire Officer Oliver Tautho of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Cebu City gives details about the fire that broke out in Barangay San Nicolas, Cebu City on Tuesday morning, September 24, 2019. He said at least seven houses were burned in the morning fire that was reported at 8:21 a.m. | Delta Letigio #CDNDigital

CDN Digital 发布于 2019年9月23日周一

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A ceiling fan that exploded started the fire that burned seven houses in Sitio Mahilum, Barangay Basak San Nicolas in Cebu City on Tuesday morning, September 24, 2019.

Senior Fire Officer 3 Oliver Tautho, the lead investigator of the case, said that the fire started in the house of a Madelyn Numera at around 8:21 a.m. It burned down seven houses in less than 30 minutes. 

Read: Images from the fire scene in Baranagay San Nicolas, Cebu City

Numero told the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) that their ceiling fan exploded, sparking the fire.

Fire fighters work to put out a fire in Barangay San Nicolas in Cebu City on Tuesday morning, September 24, 2019. CDN Digital photo | Gerard Vincent Francisco

The fire was raised to second alarm at 8:27 a.m., and was further raised to third alarm at 8:30 a.m. The fire was eventually put out at 8:55 a.m.

Tautho said it was necessary to raise the fire to third alarm because the sitio was a densely populated residential area.

Aside from the seven houses burned, another house was also partially affected.

BFP said the fire destroyed an estimated P70, 000 worth of properties.

No one was reported hurt in the incident. /bmjo 

 

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