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Fire hits Cotabato City, 2nd fire in 3 days

Breaking News • 23:51 PM Thu Nov 5, 2015
DXMS Radyo Bida
Civilians and kibitzers view the firefighting operations of the Cotabato City BFP personnel. (Photo by Tato Abdulrasid)

COTABATO CITY - A fire of still unknown origin destroyed several business establishments at the ground floor of Hadja Noria K. Dumama building along supermarket site Cotabato City this morning.Fire Senior Insp. James Rah, spokesperson of the Cotabato City Bureau of Fire Protection, said the fire started at the ground floor of the two-story building at about 11:45 a.m.Responding fire fighters and Filipino-Chinese fire brigade volunteers prevented the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.Nobody was hurt in the incident.Rah told DXMS that initial cost of damages was pegged at about P180,000 which could go higher once investigation iscompleted.It was the second fire incident in the City since Monday afternoon where three houses were destroyed by fire caused by an unattended candle.

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