Commercial building at Ortigas Center catches fire
Rosette Adel (Philstar.com) - November 2, 2015 - 12:51am

MANILA, Philippines – A fire razed a commercial building still under construction on Meralco Avenue at Barangay San Antonio, Ortigas Center.

Reports said the building stands between One Corporate Centre and The Exchange Regency Residence Hotel. Tenants of the surrounding buildings already evacuated at 2 p.m. as the blaze reached first alarm around 1:41 p.m.

The Metro Manila Development Authority said that as of 2:51 p.m., the fire reached third alarm. The Bureau of Fire Protection, meanwhile, reported that the incident is currently on fourth alarm.

Netizens said the fire caused a traffic buildup, forcing the closure of some areas in Ortigas Center.

As of press time, fire fighters are still in the area to put out the flames said to have originated from the basement.

BARANGAY SAN ANTONIO BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION FIRE JULIA VARGAS MERALCO AVENUE METRO MANILA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ONE CORPORATE CENTRE AND THE EXCHANGE REGENCY RESIDENCE HOTEL ORTIGAS CENTER QUOT RICKY CARANDANG TWITTER
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