09 January 2011

P15-M fire hits 'Gapo

OLONGAPO City – Some P15 million worth of property and grocery items were reduced to ashes when a fire hit the Pent House building and a nearby grocery store at the corner of 21st Street and Rizal Avenue in Barangay West Bajac-Bajac at dawn Saturday.

City Fire Marshall Maj. Jonas Silvano said a fireman, SFO2 Gerry Anonas, of the Olongapo City Fire Department, was wounded.

Silvano said the three-hour fire which started at 5 a.m. at the Pent House owned by Aboy Lim was caused by an LPG tank exploded. The fire quickly spread to Happy Valley Grocery store.

Firefighters from the city, SBMA, Subic and Castillejos helped put out the fire. (Mamer Bañez, Journal Online)