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Fire hits bus company's junkyard in Igpit, Opol

A FIRE hit a junkyard of a bus company in Barangay Igpit, Opol, Misamis Oriental Tuesday afternoon, April 20, 2021.

Fire Officer Mark Anthony Akut of the Opol Fire Station said they received a call around 3:05 p.m. and immediately went to the area.

The fire, which was considered a rubbish fire, was controlled around 4:45 p.m. The fire was out at 5:50 p.m.

Destroyed during the fire incident were more or less 20 junk buses and used tires.

The junkyard was owned by the bus company Rural Transit Mindanao Inc. (RTMI).

Akut said the RTMI provided water tanks to the firefighters during the incident.

The cause of fire is still under investigation.

Akut said, though, that the fire investigators are looking into the possibility that the rubbish fire may have been caused by the workers in the junkyard who were using acetylene.

"According sa imbestigador, may nagtatrabaho na trabahante ng mga bakal. Gumagamit sila ng acetylene. Ito yung tinitingnan natin na nagka-cause ng sunog," Akut said.

There were no recorded casualties and damage, as the fire was contained within the compound.


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