LOOK: Fire hits landmark art deco building in Baguio

Mauricio Victa
The Pines Arcade, formerly the Pines Theater, houses garments stalls, gadget shops, and a food court

BLAZE. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire that hit the Pines Arcade in Baguio on November 5, 2018. All photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

BAGUIO, Philippines – Fire hit the former Pines Theater, one of the oldest buildings in central Baguio and a landmark art deco building, Friday evening, November 5.

As of posting, firefighters have yet to determinewhat caused the 6:45 pm blaze. 

They were able to control the fire after about two hours. 

Now known as the Pines Arcade, the place housed garments stalls, gadget shops, and a food court. 

Established in the 1930s, the Pines Theater survived the carpet bombing of Baguio when allied forces liberated the country at the end of World War II.