MANILA -- (UPDATE 2) A fire hit the third floor of Glorietta 3 in Makati City, just days after the shopping mall signaled the start of the busy Christmas period.
The blaze started at around 7:55 p.m., with firefighter crews from the city's Bureau of Fire Protection calling first alarm. They managed to evacuate workers and shoppers inside, as well as those from nearby establishments, and extinguish the fire at around 9:09 p.m.
No one has been declared injured. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.