Sep 30, 2020

Minor fire hits home inside TOW West

A fire from a small tank of liquefied petroleum gas broke out Saturday morning in a house located inside the Tactical Operations Wing West (TOW West) but was declared “fire out” in about five minutes.

A fire from a small tank of liquefied petroleum gas broke out Saturday morning in a house located inside the Tactical Operations Wing West (TOW West) but was declared “fire out” in about five minutes.

Captain Carl Villares, spokesperson of the TOW West, said the fire started from a “gasulito” inside the home of one of their personnel whose wife was cooking food at 11 a.m.

“Nagulat ‘yong asawa ng isang personnel dahil umapoy ‘yong gas stove. Mabuti na lang may mga kapitbahay na tinulungan siyang apulahin ang apoy. Bawal kasing buhusan ‘yon ng tubig dahil lalong kakalat. Pagdating ng fire truck namin wala na, naapula na bandang mga 11:07 a.m.,” Villares told Palawan News.

A fire truck from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in the city also responded, but the fire had already been completely put out.

Villares said no one was injured in the minor fire incident.

He said an investigation will also be conducted by TOW West to determine how the fire started from the small LPG tank.

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