Fire destroys 2 government buildings

TWO government buildings were destroyed in an over an hour fire that hit Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur, officials said Friday, February 28.

Police Major Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, said the fire broke out around 6:10 p.m. Thursday at the Oval Complex along Fajares Avenue in San Francisco village, Pagadian City.

Galvez said the fire started at the building of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and spread to the adjacent building of the provincial office of the Department of Health (DOH).

She said a car owned by DAR was also destroyed by the fire.

Chief Inspector Dionisio Cayudong, Jr., Pagadian City Fire marshal, said the cause of the fire was faulty electrical wiring.

Cayudong said the firefighters placed the blaze under control around 7:20 p.m. There was no casualty during the incident.

He said they have yet to determine the value of properties the fire destroyed. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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