Hikers, trekkers barred from Mount Pulag after forest fire


Posted at Jan 20 2018 10:42 PM

Hiking and trekking activities on Mount Pulag have been temporarily suspended following a forest fire Saturday.

According to management of Mount Pulag National Park, the area will be closed to hikers until further notice.

Based on an initial investigation, the fire started when a butane gas stove brought by a hiker allegedly exploded.

The incident affected camp sites and peaks along the grassland, although no hikers and tourists were reported affected.

Authorities declared the fire extinguished Saturday night. 

Tourist and visitors have been advised to stay at ranger stations.

Those who plan to visit Pulag will not be allowed to enter the area and instead will be directed to the Four Lakes instead.