Liloan firemen monitor warehouse for possible recurrence of fire

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FIRE personnel in the northern Cebu town of Liloan continue to monitor a warehouse factory that was hit by fire Sunday afternoon after seeing again a black smoke coming from the area as of 1 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

The warehouse factory of Shaldan Philippines owned by businessman Ernesto Dakay Jr. incurred P175 million in damage, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection Liloan.

Shaldan Philippines manufactures car air fresheners and other office and home products.

The establishment is located at the back of the new Liloan Public Market in Barangay Jubay.

According to Senior Fire Officer 1 Jack Janson, they still could not figure out what exactly caused the fire.

"Dili pa mi kasulti unsa gyud ang hinungdan kay nag-imbestigar pa mi (We could not reveal exactly what caused the fire as investigation is still ongoing)," Janson said.

Janson said it took them almost 12 hours to battle the fire that started around 2:40 p.m. Sunday, June 26, because of the presence of chemicals in the area.

Firemen arrived in the area 10 minutes later or at 2:50 p.m. and helped put out the fire, which was placed under control more than two hours after it started.

Around 2:30 a.m. of Monday, June 27, the fire was already extinguished, but it still emitted a smoke, prompting them to continue monitoring the area for the possible recurrence of the fire, Janson said.

Janson said that as of 1 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, they again saw a black smoke coming from the side of the warehouse.

Janson added that they would not leave the area until they fully extinguish all the burning embers to make sure that the fire would not come back.

"Giukay na namo ang ilawom para ang makuha to ang fuel kung asa naa didto gikan ang kayo gigamitan na namo ug backhoe gitangtang na namo ang long stand roofing sad (We already retrieved the fuel where the fire came from using a backhoe and we also removed the long stand roofing," Janson said.

Senior Master Sergeant Jason Gayo, desk officer of Liloan Police Station, told SunStar Cebu that they already secured the area against looters.

"Gi-secure namo ang area aron walay looting nga mahitabo ug makontrol nga walay mga tao nga magtapok-tapok," Gayo said. (TPT)

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