Fire hits market at Puerto Princesa City

Cherry Camacho, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 19 2016 12:21 PM

A firefighter tries to quell the fire razing the San Jose New Market in Puerto Princesa City. Photo by Cherry Camacho, ABS-CBN News.

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PALAWAN - A big fire razed the San Jose New Market in Puerto Princesa City Friday morning.

According to Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the fire started in one of the stalls around midnight.

According to one of the security guards of the market, they tried to reduce the fire using a fire extinguisher.

Some vendors tried to save their products, but most of the tenants failed to save a single property from the fire.

The BFP declared fire under control after three hours.

Authorities have yet to determine the amount of damage caused by the fire.