Fire guts elementary school in Tondo


Posted at Jan 01 2013 02:24 PM | Updated as of Jan 01 2013 10:24 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Fire gutted an elementary school in Tondo, Manila past midnight on Tuesday.

Authorities said the blaze started at the second floor of Amado Elementary School along Herbosa Street at 12:39 a.m.

The fire reached the fifth alarm. It was declared out at around 2 a.m.

Authorities said the blaze could have been caused by firecrackers.

The cost of damage is estimated at around P1 million.

No injuries and casualties were reported from the incident.