MANILA, Philippines – A huge fire hit a large residential area in Barangay Putatan, Muntinlupa City on Saturday afternoon.
At least 100 shanties near the tracks of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) in Marquez Compound, Purok 7 were affected by the fire.
Muntinlupa Fire Marshal Chief Inspector Roderick Aguto said the blaze that began at 6:26 p.m. reached the 5th alarm.
The fire has temporarily shut down PNR operations in the area and also created a huge traffic that affected Alabang, particularly the national road connected to Poblacion, Putatan and Susana Heights.
Fire men are still trying to put the fire under control. -- Report from Ricky Velasco, dzMM