It took about 30 minutes for firefighters to contain the fire that hit a building inside the Talisay City Central School yesterday evening.
Gabriel C. Bonjoc
Talisay school catches fire; 5 classrooms affected
Rowena D. Capistrano (The Freeman) - August 13, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — A fire engulfed at least five classrooms at the Talisay City Central School in Barangay Poblacion early evening yesterday, leaving an estimated P60,000 worth of damages.

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) received the alarm at 5:56 p.m. yesterday and the fire was declared under control about 30 minutes later at 6:25 p.m.

According to Senior Inspector Arra Alfajaro, fire marshal at the Talisay City Fire Station, they will launch an investigation into the incident, which was believed to have started in the stockroom for armed chairs.

Alfajaro said that based on their initial investigation, five classrooms were affected and dozens of armed chairs were burned.

He pegged the damage at P60,000 more or less.

Apart from damage to properties, no one was reported hurt from the blaze.

One of the biggest schools in the city, the Talisay City Central School sits on the same lot as the Talisay City National High School. It is also adjacent to the division office of the city’s Department of Education. (FREEMAN)

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