After deadly tent fire, blaze hits Tacloban Astrodome


Posted at May 29 2014 05:52 PM | Updated as of May 30 2014 01:52 AM

A day after fire gutted a tent housing survivors of super typhoon "Yolanda" in Tacloban, another fire broke out in the disaster-hit city.

Thick black smoke was seen billowing from the Tacloban City Astrodome, also known as the Tacloban City Convention Center, at around 4 p.m. on Thursday.

The blaze, which razed the stock room of the city's tourism office, was immediately put out by responding firefighters.

Authorities said it is possible that some children who went inside the building earlier may have played with fire, causing the blaze.

They said the fire may have also been caused by residents who were getting electric cables inside the building.

No one was reported hurt in the incident.

A mother and her six children who survived during the onslaught of Yolanda in November last year were killed in a fire at a tent city in Tacloban on Wednesday.

The fire was believed to have started due to a gas lamp. -- Report from Sharon Evite, ABS-CBN News Tacloban