Fire hits GMA Network canteen in Quezon City


Posted at Jan 14 2020 11:56 AM | Updated as of Jan 14 2020 02:41 PM

MANILA (3rd UPDATE) - Fire broke out at a canteen in the headquarters of GMA Network in Diliman, Quezon City before noon on Tuesday, authorities said.

There were no immediate details on what caused the nearly 20-minute blaze. No one was hurt in the incident. 

GMA employees "were immediately evacuated to ensure their safety" and had gone back to their respective offices "to resume normal operations," the media outlet said in a statement. 

Audience members of a noontime show were also barred from entering the building during the fire, according to fire volunteers. 

‚ÄčMotorists should expect "moderate traffic" in the southbound lane of EDSA corner Timog Avenue due to the incident, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said on Twitter around 11 a.m. 

Report from Zhander Cayabyab, ABS-CBN News