BFP still determining cause of fire in Davao Sur capital
DAVAO CITY, Dec. 26 (PNA) – The Bureau of Fire in Digos City, Davao del Sur is still determining the cause of fire that razed a big portion of the old Digos City Public Market on the eve of Christmas Day.
Sr. Insp. Karl Badilles, Digos City Fire Marshall, reported that based on initial investigation the fire, which broke at 7:50 p.m on Saturday, affected about one hectare of the market site with an estimated damage of Php 25 million.
The city government reported that about 138 stalls were burned. Salvaged structures and contents were valued at Php 1 billion, but no one was reported injured.
While investigation is being undertaken, stall owners are asking the city government to allow them set up temporary stalls.
The city government has already conducted survey to determine number of affected stall owners and for assistance. (PNA)