150 hectares razed in Kabayan fire

AN ESTIMATED 150 hectares including an abandoned house were damaged following a forest fire in Kabayan, Benguet.

Senior Fire Officer IV Hilario Caniedo of the Bureau of Fire Protection said as of Monday, February 17, the forest fire has been controlled.

The fire started February 11 at Adaoay Village in Kabayan town and reached as far as Anchokey Village. The fire was controlled Saturday, however, fire started anew and was controlled on Monday.

Meanwhile, the cause of fire remain under investigation.

He noted challenges encountered in putting off the fire include the lack of personnel, unfavorable weather and the town’s terrain which entails two hours trek to reach site.

Caniedo added fire personnel were not able to utilize the fire truck due to unpassable roads going to the site.

The BFP with municipal police station in Kabayan on Tuesday returned to the site in site to eradicate possible sources that may ignite fire.


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