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The blaze started this morning around 10:30. Fortunately it was contained within an hour with all the volunteer and government fire fighters present. I hope there weren’t any casualties at the restuarant.

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BREAKING NEWS- Quezon City, Philippines

A raging inferno that started at 10 pm on February 7, 2011 has razed up to 100 homes. As I write this post (2 am) the fire is still going strong with a lot of fire engines whizzing by. The Edsa-Quezon Avenue Service road is now closed to traffic-both east and westbound.

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JULY 21, 2010

A fire reportedly in the North Avenue area in Quezon City, Philippines. Shot yesterday around 2pm.

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30 minutes of wailing sirens are never a good sign.

BLAZING WEDNESDAY: JANUARY 13, 2010

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Captured January 13, 2010 5:41:38pm

While out on a stroll yesterday (or rather 2 weeks ago), I spotted another smoke cloud billowing out of the city. Such a pity with 2010 just starting out.

From the distance photo was shot (look closely) there is fire barely licking at the smoke and that definitely signals a roaring blaze at ground zero. As the photo is proof, that plume of smoke is huge and that location is easily a 45 minute drive without traffic.

The fire, which lasted for about four hours, reportedly started at 5:45 p.m (according to my EXIF data the fire started around 5:30pm). at the house of Jenny Peralta located at the back of the Philippine Columbian Office at Canonigo Street corner Gomez Street, the boundary of Paco and Pandacan. The blaze quickly spread to neighboring houses that were mostly built from light materials. Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) officials in Manila have raised the fire into general alarm, indicating the need for back-up to control the fire. Several fire stations from nearby cities augmented in putting off the blaze.

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Captured January 13, 2010 6:01:05pm

Affected residents, in a television interview Wednesday night, blamed firefighters for the incident. In response, the BFP admitted that there was a problem in coordination between volunteers and government forces. (A reality here in the Philippines, where volunteer firefighters most always arrive first to fight the blaze only to be ordered to stop when government firefighters are on scene. Why? Some say that GFF’s  will not put out a blaze without receiving payment of some kind. Then again who can blame the GFF’s as government salary is meager-some say starting pay is just a mere PHP9,000 approx. USD200-try living on this when utility and grocery prices are on a constant rise.)

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Captured January 13, 2010 7:48:09pm

Deputy presidential spokesperson Charito Planas, in a telephone interview Wednesday, said the narrow alleys in the areas where the fire hit made it difficult for firefighters to put out the blaze right away. – Sunstar.com.ph

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.

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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.

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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.

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