MV Lite Ferry 16 caught fire while on its way to Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte. There were 137 passengers on board, according to the Philippine Coast Guard. Two of the passengers were brought to the hospital.
President Rodrigo Duterte plans to issue firearms to firefighters. He said that the firemen should help law enforcement. Duterte also vowed to buy more firetrucks for the Bureau of Fire Protection.
A suspected arson engulfed an animation studio Japan on Thursday. At least 23 people were presumed dead and dozens were injured. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has commented over the tragic incident.
A fire hit a high-rise condominium in Parañaque City. An 80-year-old woman was killed, and 6 other people got injured. “Fire out” was declared at around 5:22 in the afternoon.
A fire broke out from the 21st floor of the Pacific Coast Plaza in Tambo, Parañaque City. The Bureau of Fire Protection has raised the fire alarm level to “general alarm." The firefighters were able to rescue two dogs.
A fire broke out at an auto repair shop along EDSA near Connecticut in Greenhills. Senator JV Ejercito has lost his 10-year-old car to the fire. The senator shared on social media his feelings about losing a sentimental car.