Fire hit a commercial warehouse located in a populated area of New Buncag, Barangay Mandaragat in Puerto Princesa City Sunday afternoon.
Residents said that the fire started at around 5 p.m. at the warehouse of the department store Abot Kaya Commercial.
Employees of the department store have been retrieving boxes of merchandise as firefighters from the City government and the Bureau of Fire Protection were trying to put the fire under control as of 7 p.m. Sunday.
The warehouse is surrounded by concrete fences and firewalls and the fire has so far been contained to the establishment.
“Kung wala itong firewall ay abot na malamang yung malalapit na bahay,” Mario Parrilla, a local resident, told Palawan News.