Fire guts warehouse; damage pegged at P600T-A A +A
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A FIRE gutted a warehouse filled with slippers and textiles in Osmeña Street, Cagayan de Oro Monday afternoon.
City Fire Marshal Shirley Teleron said the damage is pegged at P600,000 and they have yet to determine the cause of the fire.
Witnesses said a thick black smoke got out from the warehouse at 1:40 p.m. A witness who refused to be named said someone immediately reported the incident to the authorities. Due to panic, it was the warrant section in City Hall he called.
Teleron and her team had to look for a steel cutter to open the roll-up doors to get inside the fire-gutted warehouse to contain the flaming textiles.
She also belied earlier reports that someone was trapped inside as the stock house owned by Gothong Corp., rented by Pinpin Enterprises, a Taiwanese firm trading rubber slippers and shoes, was fully-locked.
No one was hurt in the blaze that was contained after a 30-minute hose down, she clarified.
Teleron said they would also need to determine where the fire has started.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 20, 2013.