Tanduay warehouses in Laguna catch fire


Posted at Oct 15 2010 02:41 AM | Updated as of Oct 16 2010 01:57 AM

MANILA, Philippines –  An alcoholic beverage maker’s 2 warehouses in Laguna province caught fire on Thursday night, authorities said.

The fire at the Tanduay Distillers warehouses in Cabuyao town started at 7:00 p.m. and was still raging as of posting, according to an ABS-CBN News crew deployed to the scene.

The warehouses are located inside a compound owned by Asia Brewery Inc., owned by Filipino-Chinese tycoon Lucio Tan.

There was no report of injuries.

The blaze began at a warehouse compounding area where alcohol used to produce beverages is stored, according to Cabuyao Fire Department officer Antonio Sobijanan.

The fire later spread, affecting another warehouse where processed beverages are stored.

Authorities said the blaze has been confined to a specific area and will no longer spread to other buildings in the compound.

Firefighters, however, are having a hard time putting out the blaze because of the tanks of alcohol inside 1 warehouse that caught fire.
At least 30 firetrucks responded at the scene. Firefighters used a flame retardant chemical to try to put out the blaze.

Arson investigators have yet to determine how the fire started. – with a report from Dominic Almelor, ABS-CBN News