Category Archives: fire

Davao fire destroys 60 houses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Aug) – A fire that broke out at a coastal community noon Thursday razed down some 60 shanties in Barangay 76-A Bucana, Davao City, an official of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) 11 said. SFO2 Ramil Gillado, officer-in-charge of the Intelligence and Investigation Unit of BFP 11, said that […]

Fire kills 3 family members in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 July) – Three family members died and another one was injured in a fire that engulfed a house at the National Housing Authority subdivision in Buhangin District here at 4:28 am on Monday, City Fire Marshal Major Virna Silagan said. Silagan said Christopher Pascual and his wife, Rose, and their 12-year old daughter Camille were […]

Fire guts decades-old school building in Davao City: 1,285 students affected

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) — A fire destroyed a decades-old historical school building of the F. Bustamante Central Elementary School in Tibungco District here at 7:31 p.m.Friday, affecting a total of 1,285 students, City Fire Marshal Major Virna Silagan said on Saturday. Silagan told MindaNews that the security guard, Edito Tagbilaran, witnessed the fire emanating […]

Scavenging

Residents scour on the pile of charred debris for any usable items following a fire that destroyed at least 40 houses in Barangay Sasa, Davao City on Wednesday (18 July 2018). Mindanews Photo

33 may face charges in NCCC Mall Davao fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 June) – Thirty-three individuals may face criminal and administrative cases due to the NCCC Mall Davao fire incident on December 23, 2017 that killed 38 workers. But Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Eduardo Año told a press conference at the SMX Convention Center Davao on Friday that […]

Demolition of burned mall in Davao causes minor fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – The demolition of the burned NCCC Mall Davao sparked a minor fire as workers cleared the four-story establishment of the voluminous debris of light materials on Friday morning. Thea S. Padua, the company’s public relations manager, said in a statement the incident occurred at 10 a.m. while the […]

BFP-11 chief: We’ll remove corrupt officials

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 March) — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Region 11 on Wednesday said it was undertaking an “internal cleansing” to remove corrupt officials and “start doing what is right and proper for the BFP.” During the AFP-PNP press conference on Wednesday at the Royal Mandaya Hotel, Sr. Supt. Wilberto […]

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City Building issues demolition permit for NCCC Mall Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Feb) – The ill-fated 14-year-old NCCC Mall Davao is up for demolition after the City Building Official (CBO) approved the mall management’s application for a permit on February 20, nearly two months since the fire incident on December 23, 2017. The fire, caused by an electrical short circuit at the […]

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SSI to resume operations in 60 days

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Jan) – The president of Information Communications Technology (ICT) Council in Davao said Survey Sampling International (SSI) plans to resume and expand its Davao operations in 60 days after being hampered for a few weeks now due to the NCCC Mall Davao fire incident last December 23. Samuel Matunog said […]

Remaining body inside NCCC Mall Davao found

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Jan) – Authorities recovered the remains of Alexandra Moreno on Thursday, the last of the 38 missing workers, 12 days after the four-story NCCC Mall Davao caught fire last December 23. Interagency Anti-Arson Task Force deputy team leader and spokesperson Fire Supt. Jerry Candido told MindaNews on Friday that the […]

Remaining body inside NCCC Mall Davao found

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Jan) – Authorities recovered the remains of Alexandra Moreno on Thursday, the last of the 38 missing workers, 12 days after the four-story NCCC Mall Davao caught fire last December 23. Interagency Anti-Arson Task Force deputy team leader and spokesperson Fire Supt. Jerry Candido told MindaNews on Friday that the […]

NCCC Mall retrieval operation halted

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Dec) – The retrieval operation for one missing body out of the 38 trapped workers – 37 call centers agents and one NCCC Mall personnel – inside the gutted four-story NCCC Mall Davao was suspended on Thursday due to the instability of the structure, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Davao […]

Body of one more Davao mall fire victim remains missing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 December) – Retrieval operations continued on Wednesday for one missing body inside the four-storey NCCC Mall Davao, bringing the reported casualties from 37 to 38, while a DNA test will be conducted on one of the recovered bodies to determine the identity, City Mayor Sara Duterte said. In a press briefing in […]

Sharing the grief

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte condoles with the families of the victims who died in the fire at the NCCC Mall Davao on December 23 during his visit at the Southern Philippines Medical Center on December 25, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Fire

Emergency personnel respond to a fire that broke out on the 3rd floor of the NCCC Mall in Ma-a, Davao City on 23 December 2017. Christmas shoppers at the grocery, department store and other shops rushed out of the building. In a statement, the NCCC said the situation is under control and there are no […]

Day after

Residents scour the burnt area near Sasa public market for any usable item on Saturday, November 25, 2017, the day after fire left some 800 families homeless. MINDANEWS

Fire In Davao

Displaced residents escape through the sea as fire razes at least 200 houses near the Sasa public Market in Davao City on Friday, November 24, 2017. Mindanews Photo