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Fire guts police station

CAMP GENERAL SIMEON OLA, Legazpi City – Portions of the Masbate Police Provincial Office (PPO) were burned down during an early morning fire at the old building of the police’ office, early morning of Tuesday.

Senior Inspector Malu Calubaquib, spokeswoman of the Police Regional Office 5 (PRO-5) said that the fire started at around 1:30 a.m that razed to the ground the old building occupying the offices of Provincial Intelligence Branch, (PIB), Police Community Relation Branch (PCRB), Provincial Supply Section, Provincial Internal Affair Service (PIAS), Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD), Provincial Crime Laboratory Office (PCLO) and NAPOLCOM.

A series of explosions were also heard during the fire, which Calubaquib said was due to the ammos and explosives that were inside the Crime Laboratory.

Calubaquib said that no one hurt during the incident, while the cause of damage still undetermined as of press time though two people were said to be injured.

Initial investigations disclosed that faulty electrical wiring may be the cause of the fire while assessment is still on-going to determine if all the stored pieces of evidences were affected.

The incident was declared fire-out at around 5 a.m. after elements of the city Fire Marshall, Bureau of Fire, and the Provincial Fire Marshall quickly responded to the incident. (NIÑO N. LUCES)