A Fire in Zamboanga caused the death of 15 persons.
The Fire started at around 3:00 AM.
The Bureau of Fire Protection personnel had a hard time going
to the public market to extinguish the fire because the street
going to the market is too narrow.
After the fire is extinguished, 15 burned bodies were found.
The bodies were found at the bridge where the market is located.
More or less 350 shops in the public market were not spared
from the raging fire. Included among those burned were
substantial amount of vegetables and “ukay-ukay”
Both side of the bridge were blocked which prevented the 15
victims from jumping down below which may have saved their lives.
According to the initial investigation made by the Bureau
of Fire Protection, the fire in Zamboanga City started from
one of the electric post in the public market.
The Zamboanga City Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is assessing
the value of the burned properties.
Fire is suppose to be less frequent during the month of
October because it is the rainy season and the climate
is suppose to be cooler.
But what is important is the prompt response from the Bureau
of Fire protection (BFP) which was demonstrated in the Fire
in Zamboanga City.
The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is a Philippine agency
responsible for the prevention and suppression of all
destructive fires on buildings, houses and other structures,
forest, land transportation vehicles and equipment, ships or
vessels docked at piers or wharves or anchored in major
seaports, petroleum industry installations, plane crashes
and other similar incidents, as well as the enforcement of
the Fire Code and other related laws.