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Beng calls for strict fire code enforcement

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Mayor Beng Climaco has directed concerned agencies to ensure strict implementation of the fire code as well as confiscate flammable materials being sold illegally in the city.

During the press briefing at City Hall Monday, Mayor Climaco said she has directed the city police, the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) to work with the Bureau of Fire Protection in the confiscation of flammable materials.

Climaco said that flammable materials were found to have been sold in the purok in barangay Labuan where a conflagration broke out Sunday, July 22.

Some 400 houses made of light materials were razed to the ground in the incident. No casualties were reported but damage to properties was estimated to have reached P4M.

The City Government mobilized its resources through the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) to assist the affected families.

Climaco said CDRRMO head Elmeir Apolinario has also been tasked to address the perennial problem of crowd control during emergency situations.

“Este gayot el uno de maga problem que ta enfrenta para responde na kema, el crowd control cay el maga vivientes hinde ta dale camino para pasa. Jutay ya el camino, hinde pa ta dale camino para pasa el di aton maga bumbero,” Climaco said.

City Fire Marshall Fire Supt. Jufel Brañanola shared the same sentiments, in particular with motorists who do not give way to emergency responders.

Brañanola requested all motorists to do their part to allow emergency responding vehicles through.

“Naka-siren na, but they do not give way...we have to change our attitudes so that our response, medyo mabilis dahil hinde sila nakaharang,” he said.

Per report from the Bureau of Fire Protection, the fire started at 1:05pm and reached fourth alarm. It was declared under control at 2:05pm and fire out at 3:30pm.

Fire probers continue investigating the cause of the conflagration.