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Fire destroys 2 warehouses in Puntod; probers see short circuit

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INVESTIGATORS yesterday theorized that a fire that destroyed two warehouses in Puntod yesterday was due to a short circuit.

SFO3 Robert Tacastacas, chief of the Macabalan fire station, said the fire broke out past 8 pm inside a warehouse being used by SWH Spices Supply owned by Jack Lao Sy and then spread to another warehouse leased out to He and Sons Rubber Tire Supply.

Initial estimates by fire investigators placed the damages at P3.6 million.

Tacastacas said the warehouses on Julio Pacana St. were being leased from Jason Ang.

FO3 Jerel Lasaca, one of the investigators, said no one was hurt in the second fire to break out in the city on Wednesday. The first fire destroyed dormitories, an eatery and an internet cafe on Vamenta Boulevard in Carmen at mid-day yesterday.

Lasaca said the situation in Puntod was placed under control at around 10:30 pm Wednesday, but fire fighters declared a “fire-out” only at around 6 am yesterday.


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