After the devastation of typhoon Ondoy last September the Philippines is on it’s toes again waiting for the imminent erruption of Mayon volcano. In between, there was almost an unending wale of fire engine sirens across Metro Manila. There is no official head count on the sirens but 4 of the major fires that happened this December were caught on pixels from the watch tower.

Unfortunately, December isn’t even over yet. There are still New Years eve fireworks that are itching to light up the night sky.

MacDy_0001 Malabon Fire 12/2009

December 4, 2009 fire leaves 291 families homeless in Valenzuela City. Each family expected to receive Pph5,000 financial assistance from the local government.

MacDy_0002 Quiapo Blaze

Decmeber 12, 2009, fire lasted 6 hours that started Thursday afternoon in Quiapo, Manila, leaving families homeless.

MacDy_0003 New Manila Fire

December 15, 2009, at 6 pm a blaze broke in a shantytown near house number 20 11th Street, New Manila, Quezon City. Close to 100 families were affected by the fire which is a few meters away from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine along Broadway Street.

MacDy_0001 Dec 22 Pasay/Makati Blaze

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Firefighters in the Philippine cities of Makati and Pasay put out a blaze that gutted 700 houses and left more than 3,000 families homeless, officials said.