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Event: FR Fire
Number: 2017-000015
Country: PHL Philippines
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Date (YMD): 2017-2-10
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Comments: A massive fire swept through crowded shanty town in Parola Compound in Tondo, near the docks in Manila in the evening of February 7, destroying more than 1,000 makeshift houses and leaving 3,000 families (15,000 people) homeless, seven people were reported injured. According to the Fire authorities, the flames spread quickly as houses in the area are made of light materials, making them incredibly flammable. 90 firetrucks were deployed, and fire was put out in the morning of February 8. The cause of the fire is still unknown. Four evacuation centers are opened right after the fire broke out, accommodating more than 1,000 families. While around 900 families chose to spend the night sleeping on the pavement near their burned homes. Food and water were provided to the affected families at the evacuation centers by the local government and NGOs.
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