fires in the Philippines

Fire hits National Archives building

Fire hits National Archives building

FIRE OUT. Fire hits the office of the National Archives in Manila on September 5, 2021.

Bureau of Fire Protection NCR

The Bureau of Fire Protection says no one was hurt, and estimates that the fire destroyed P800,000 worth of items and equipment

A fire struck the sixth floor of the National Archives of the Philippines’ office in Manila, damaging property estimated to cost around P800,000. 

In a spot report on Sunday, September 5, the Bureau of Fire Protection in the National Capital Region (BFP NCR) said the incident started at around 1:04 am at the Chief Administrative Office of the National Archives. 

The fire reached the second alarm before firefighters were able to extinguish the flames at 3:13 am. 

No one was harmed during the fire, as the building was empty in the wee hours of Sunday. 

The BFP NCR estimated that the fire destroyed P800,000 worth of items and equipment in the National Archives.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the incident.

The administrative offices of the National Archives were also hit by fire in 2018. – with reports from Jairo Bolledo/Rappler