Another UP landmark destroyed: Fire hits UP Shopping Center

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 08 2018 06:37 PM

A fire burned most of the UP Shopping Center in Quezon City on Thursday morning, another iconic landmark at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus destroyed. Officials say the fire started at 7:14 a.m. and declared fire out at 8:53 a.m.

The fire drew mixed reactions from students reminiscing moments they spent in the shopping center, which housed, among others, restaurants (e.g. Rodic's) and small shops offering reasonably priced printing and binding services. Some expressed concern over destroyed research papers and theses. 

Fire also struck the Faculty Center in UP Diliman in April 2016. 

Here are select images of the fire at the UP shopping center.

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection respond to an ongoing fire at the UP Shopping Center on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Mikko Rangia

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection respond to an ongoing fire at the UP Shopping Center on Thursday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection check the UP Shopping Center after a fire hit the structure on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Mikko Rangia

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection respond to an ongoing fire at the UP Shopping Center on Thursday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection check the UP Shopping Center after a fire hit the structure on Thursday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection respond to an ongoing fire at the UP Shopping Center on Thursday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection check the UP Shopping Center after a fire hit the structure on Thursday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection check the UP Shopping Center after a fire hit the structure on Thursday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Tenants retrieve printers from the fire burning the UP Shopping Center in Quezon City on Thursday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Tenants retrieve printers from the fire burning the UP Shopping Center in Quezon City on Thursday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

People turn emotional as a fire destroys the UP Shopping Center on Thursday morning. Photo courtesy of Mikko Rangia