Fire razes commercial establishments in El Nido

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 19 2019 02:46 AM

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EL NIDO, Palawan - At least 5 establishments were gutted by fire in the tropical paradise of El Nido, Palawan on Friday night.

Municipal Administrator Rene Jay dela Calzada told ABS-CBN News the fire broke out in Barangay Masagana past 10 p.m. Among razed by fire were a beachfront inn and restaurant. 

Initial investigation revealed that electrical problem appeared to have started the fire. Affected tourists were evacuated at the municipal covered court.

As of press time, firefighting operation is ongoing. - report from Jay Zabanal, ABS-CBN News