MEMBERS of the Boracay Action Group (BAG) BFRAV Fire & Medical Responders help quell the fire that hit Boracay Island evening of Feb 26, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Leonard Tirol/Boracay Action Group (BAG) BFRAV Fire & Medical Responders)
THIRTEEN structures in Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan were reduced to ashes following a fire evening of Feb. 26, 2019.
The fire quickly gobbled 12 residential houses and a storage facility located at Zone 5 Extension, Sitio Bolabog in Barangay Balabag.
Reports from the Malay Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council indicated that the burnt structures were made of light materials, the reason why the fire quickly spread.
Authorities received the fire call at around 7:57 p.m. Tuesday. It took 1 hour and 38 minutes for fire fighters to contain the blaze which was finally quelled at around 8:43 p.m.
The fire affected 82 individuals but only six individuals temporarily took shelter at Barangay Manoc-Manoc Gym.
Two persons suffered minor injuries.
The Malay MDRRMO said the fire gobbled an estimated P50,000 worth of valuables.
Senior Inspector Lorna Parcellano, chief of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Malay, said the figure is only partial as the owner of the storage facility has yet to declare its losses.
The warehouse allegedly contained surfing equipment valued at around P4.5 million.