Fire destroys P3.3M properties in Molave PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 January 2014 16:46

Some P3.3 million worth of properties went up in smoke in a fire that razed to the ground five business establishments late Sunday in the nearby town of Molave, this province, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) reported.

Fire Officer 4 (FO4) Eddie Muksan, Molave Fire Marshall, disclosed that the fire broke out at one of the five affected establishments around 10 p.m. Sunday and was placed under control around 2 a.m. Monday.

Muksan said the establishments that were razed to the ground were the following: RD Pawnshop; Molave Food Haus; AJ Bakeshop; T. Jaymar Store; and Copier Center all located along Rizal Avenue in downtown Molave.

Muksan said the town’s fire investigation team has yet to determine the origin of the fire.

“Our investigation is still ongoing,” Muksan added.

Meanwhile, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Coordinator Gerry Delos Santos said the local government “is now preparing the initial assistance to be given to the fire victims” especially the workers of the affected establishments.

Delos Santos said they also provided free breakfast to the affected workers as well as to the volunteers who assisted the firemen in preventing the fire from spreading to the nearby commercial buildings.