MANILA, Philippines – Fire struck the AB/Commerce building of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila on Sunday evening, July 5.
The incident affected at least 4 rooms in UST’s St Raymund of Peñafort Building. No casualty was reported.
Fire rescuers have not traced the cause of the fire, but said it likely started from the building’s ceiling.
The fire reportedly reached 4th alarm but was under control as of 10 pm.
The incident at UST happened after fire also hit an iconic canteen at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City, on June 13.
Initial findings showed the possible cause of the UP fire was a gas tank leak. – with reports from Katrina Guzman/Rappler.com