Victory Mall in Caloocan Temporarily Closed

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan has ordered the temporary closure of Victory mall in Caloocan after Monday morning’s fire incident. It was ordered closed in the meantime, despite the containment of smoke from its mezzanine, to give way to the ongoing investigation. According to dzBB, the fire was declared under control by the Bureau of Fire Protection at 4:50 p.m.

Victory Mall Caloocan

Victory Mall in Caloocan temporarily closed to give way to the ongoing investigation.

On Monday morning, the Victory Central Mall along Rizal Avenue Extension, Monumento, Caloocan City is under fire and was declared under task force alpha. The Bureau of Fire Protection-National Capital Region (BFP-NCR) immediately raised the fire alert to the third level when the blaze started at 9 a.m. and reached task force alpha or the highest fire alert level.

BFP-NCR said, the fire allegedly started at the second level of a fast food chain in the mall.

According to reports, due to the thick smoke the firefighters are having a hard time killing the fire. The firemen and volunteers break glass windows of shops to release smoke. They also used breathing apparatuses and mechanical fire ladders to extinguish the fire in the upper floors of the building.

Rizal Avenue is currently closed to motorists while the operation of Victory Liner was also affected since the fire trucks were parked around the bus terminal. Meanwhile, the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) spokesperson Hernando Cabrera said operations of LRT 1 remains normal.

No one was reported injured in the Victory Mall fire incident. However, some 28 residents were affected after the fire also hit a residential area along the Bahawan Street in Barangay Masambong, Quezon City. There were at least 13 houses were razed in the fire.

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