MANILA (2nd UPDATE) – Fire broke out in a residential area in Barangay Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City on Saturday morning.
According to the Pasig Fire Department, more than 500 houses or 1,000 families have been affected by the fire in Bolante 2 San Agustin Street.
The fire that broke out before 9 a.m. quickly spread to nearby houses.
Six people, including one fire volunteer, were injured in the incident.
Winds and occasional LPG tank explosions have made the fire harder to put out.
The Bureau of Fire Protection raised the general alarm to alert firemen in neighboring areas to respond and help put out the fire.
Meanwhile, helicopters from the Philippine Air Force conducted water drop on the affected area in a bid to quell the fire. Read More