A fire broke out in a residential area in Barangay Alabang, Muntinlupa, affecting approximately 50 families on the night of Wednesday, January 17.
According to a report from the Muntinlupa City Fire Station, the fire started at 7B Ilaya Street in Alabang around 7:03 p.m. Firefighters raised the first alarm at 7:10 p.m., followed by a second alarm at 7:25 p.m.
The estimated damage caused by the fire is around P280,000, impacting 50 families or approximately 200 individuals. The firefighters were able to get the blaze under control at 8:47 p.m. and extinguished it by 9:33 p.m. The origin and cause of the fire are currently under investigation.
A total of 28 firetrucks and five ambulances responded to the incident. Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon has ordered the Muntinlupa Social Services Department (SSD) to prepare food assistance for the fire victims. Additionally, the city government, together with officials of Barangay Alabang, has designated the Alabang Elementary School as an evacuation center.
Personnel from the City Health Office (CHO) are also on standby to provide assistance to the affected families. Photos and videos of the incident are available for viewing on the Mayor’s official Facebook page.