University of Baguio building burns; 2 injured
This is the 2nd time the UB Prep High school burned down

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – A 3-storey high school building was damaged by fire on Sunday, August 18 in Baguio City leaving two injured. 

The old 3-storey University of Baguio (UB) Preparatory High School went up in flames. The cause has yet to be determined.

Smoke was first seen at about 11:00 AM but the fire became visible at the mostly wooden structure only thirty minutes later.

Firetrucks from Baguio and Benguet were augmented by private water delivery trucks. The fire was finally contained at about 1:30 PM. It also helped that the monsoon rains constantly poured since Friday evening, 

Two UB employees were injured including an arnis instructor who was practicing his ward Sunday

The University of Baguio is celebrating its 65th year anniversary this month.

This is the 2nd time the UB Prep High school burned down. Last February 2008, the main building — also mostly wooden — was razed to the ground. –