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Fire razes Mount Arayat anew

Joann Manabat

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Fire razes Mount Arayat anew

FIRE RAZES ANEW. A closer look at the ongoing fire in Mt. Arayat.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Gerald Salas

This is the second fire incident in Mount Arayat this month

PAMPANGA, Philippines – A fire hit a portion of Pampanga’s Mount Arayat on Wednesday, April 17, the Bureau of Fire Protection in Arayat town confirmed.

The fire is visible from the nearby Magalang town but the incident is in the area of responsibility of the municipality of Arayat, according to the Magalang Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Office. 

A closer look at the fire in Mount Arayat in Pamnpanga. Photo courtesy of Fernan Camara

Based on the initial report, the fire broke out around 4:30 pm in Barangay Baliti in Arayat town. Authorities have yet to declare fire out as it continued to raze as of 7:30 pm. 

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

This is the second fire incident in Mount Arayat this month. On April 2, a two-day bush fire also broke out, destroying 12 hectares which included a private property and parts of the protected forest reservation area. – Rappler.com

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