Cellphone charger causes warehouse fire in Butuan City

May Diez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 25 2017 11:55 PM

Investigators said the fire was caused by a spark from a cellphone charger. May Diez, ABS-CBN News

BUTUAN CITY - A fire broke out in a warehouse in Horizon Subdivision, Barangay San Vicente, Butuan City on Tuesday.

The blaze, which started at around 7:28 a.m., reached first alarm.

Investigators said the fire was caused by a spark from a cellphone charger plugged in by warehouse caretaker Wilson Lim.

Lim, who sustained first-degree burns in his arms and face, was brought to a hospital.

The fire lasted for almost an hour.

Personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection said it was not easy to put out the fire since most items stored in the warehouse were construction materials like lumber, thinner, and paint.

The damage caused by the fire was estimated at P300,000.