Fire hits UE Manila

FEU Advocate
April 02, 2016 16:41

By Rohanisa A. Abbas
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Fire broke out in University of the East, along Claro M. Recto Avenue, Sampaloc, Manila. Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) stated that the fire started at 9:25 AM.

It elevated to Task Force Bravo at 10:03AM. The fire originated from the third floor of the five-storey College of Arts and Sciences where a renovation was undergoing. It spread to the Engineering Building and to the University Chapel.

“Almost maubos talaga lahat yung Engineering [Building] tsaka yung College of Arts and Sciences (Engineering Building and College of Arts and Sciences were almost engulfed [by the fire]),” Senior Inspector Reden Alumno said.

According to BFP’s Report, the estimated cost of damages was 22 million pesos. The fire was declared under control at 10:38AM. The cause of fire is still under investigation.

As of 1:00 PM, UE announced on its official Facebook Page that its Manila Campus will be closed from students and visitors on April 4.