Huge fire in Boracay razes more than 150 stores

Posted on Sep 19, 2017 by Admin

Huge fire in Boracay razes more than 150 stores

BORACAY FIRE. The hours-long fire razed several establishments in Boracay. Photo by YesFM Boracay

BORACAY, Philippines – More than 150 stores were hit by a massive fire of undetermined origin in Boracay Island early Monday, September 18.

The fire gutted souvenir shops, eatery and grocery stores, pawnshops and money changers, a wet market, boarding houses, and fast food outlets inside the popular D'Talipapa-Boracay in Sitio Manggayad.

 

Acting Provincial Fire Marshall Senior Fire Inspector Rowel Limjuco said the damage to property was initially pegged at P10 million.

The fire started at around 4:45 am and was declared fire out at 12:05 pm.

As of the 7 pm report, the huge fire destroyed 58 wet market tables, 126 restaurants and souvenir stalls, and 32 tiangge or small stores. The fire happened about 20 meters away from the busy main road of Barangay Balabag.

Firemen of the Boracay Island Special Fire Protection Unit (BISFPU), volunteers from Boracay Action Group, and Boracay Fire Rescue Ambulance Responders were deployed to put out the fire.

Policemen of Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC), Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary Squadron 609, Municipal Auxiliary Police, Philippine Army, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Boracay Island Water Company, Boracay Tubi Systems Incorporated, PARDSS Foundation International, and Kabalikat Civicom also assisted the firefighters.

Limjuco said two fire volunteer-responders suffered minor injuries while no casualties were reported during the fire.

As of posting, fire investigators of BISFPU Boracay have yet to establish the cause and origin of fire and the exact damage to property.

At least 500 individuals were also affected by the 6-hour fire that also damaged a commercial building and 5 residential houses near the D'Talipapa Boracay compound.

Sangguniang Bayan Member Jupiter Aelred Gallenero said relief assistance was also pouring in for the 7 displaced families in Balabag Barangay hall with the help of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office.

Malay Mayor Ceciron Cawaling also activated the Incident Command System Command Center at beachfront Station 2.

He also convened a meeting with Joint Task Force Boracay, Boracay Action Group, barangay captains of Balabag and Manoc-Manoc, as well as municipal department heads of Malay.

Meanwhile, Senior Fire Officer I Ricky Domingo of Provincial Fire Marshal Office said 3 fire trucks of BFP-Tangalan, BFP-Ibajay and BFP-Malay also responded to the fire scene.

The fire trucks were transported on a barge from mainland Malay to Boracay, he said.

BFP Kalibo firemen also responded but were advised to return back to Kalibo while on their way to Tangalan area since the fire was under control.

Firemen from BFP-Buruanga also joined their counterparts in controlling the fire.

Two years ago, a fire also razed establishments and boarding houses in the hilly area of Talipapa Bukid in Sitio Manggayad. – Rappler.com


 

Venues Search

 


 

Sponsored Venues

Blogs Archive

Recent Reviews

Newsline

5 cruise ships to visit Boracay

5 cruise ships to visit Boracay

Nov 10, 2017 by Admin

Boracay Island  (Photo By: Alexey Komarov, CC BY 3.0) By  Philippine News Agency  on November 9, 2017 BORACAY Island, Aklan — At least five cruise ships are expected to arrive in this resort island before the year ends, an official of the Caticlan Jetty Ports... continue reading

Boracay still world’s best island — survey

Boracay still world’s best island — survey

Oct 20, 2017 by Admin

Tourists enjoy the pristine waters and powdery white sand near the Station 1 grotto of Boracay beach. Boracay remained the best island in the world, based on the latest survey conducted by international travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler. CHAMEN CATLI  ... continue reading

Huge fire in Boracay razes more than 150 stores

Huge fire in Boracay razes more than 150 stores

Sep 19, 2017 by Admin

BORACAY FIRE. The hours-long fire razed several establishments in Boracay. Photo by YesFM Boracay BORACAY, Philippines – More than 150 stores were hit by a massive fire of undetermined origin in Boracay Island early Monday, September 18. The fire gutted souvenir shops,... continue reading


Booking.com

Donate to Boracay Listings

Please help

We take time and money from our personal lives to support the project which isn't always easy. If everyone who used our services donated just ₱ 100 PHP we could cover our basic costs and that would be a huge help. I'd like to donate :

 
 
Or simply click paypal.me/BoracayListings to donate any amount you wish.

Announcements

Huge savings on all plans

Special offer. From now until 01/01/2018 we are offering huge savings on all membership and listings plans. Pricing for VIP Membership now as low as 125 PHP per year, while Sponsored Venue listings now costing as little as 200 PHP per year. Act now to take advantage of this limited offer!

Share this