BFP’s Jan-March report:83 of 127 fire cases due to bush fires PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 13:18



To prevent fire incidences, the Bureau of Fire Protection implored residents to avoid open and unsupervised burning.

District Fire Marshall Fire Chief Inspector Clint Cha said that open burning, especially during the El Niño season, increases chances of fire incidences, especially bush fires.

“Tan emphasize kita, hinde ta puede el open burning especially ara tiempo de El Niño. El effect de ese, si tiene embers or brasa ta bula,” said Cha during the Monday morning press briefing, March 28.

Incidences of bush fires in the City greatly outnumbered the incidences of structural fire, accounting for 83 out of the 127 fire incidents recorded by the BFP from January to March.

“Si tiene gayot quiere quema basura debe supervised and controlled burning – meaning talyi sila tan supervise,” he added.

Bush fires are defined as fires that are unmanaged and burned uncontrollably while structural fire involves the structural components of various types of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings.

Cha assured the public that the BFP remains on alert and doing its share to initiate fire prevention awareness and activities in the City, especially in the barangays. Cha likewise assured that the BFP is equipped to respond to fire emergencies in coordination with other emergency and responding units. — Jasmine Mohammadsali